J.H. Willis, Victorian Nat. 73:152 (1957).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Prostrate to spreading annual or short-lived perennial herb to 20 cm high, monoecious; branches slender; leaves thick, elliptic to narrow-elliptic, sessile, 10-20 mm long, incurved, with a densely grey-scaly indumentum below, sparsely scurry above.
Male flowers (with 1 or 2 female) in terminal axillary glomerules; female flowers in axillary clusters of 2-4.
Fruiting bracteoles densely scurfy, sessile, broad-oblong, 1-4 mm long, fused to near the apex; lower half bearing numerous prominent soft papilliform appendages; upper half smooth and flat, shortly three-toothed; seed circular; radicle lateral, erect.
||Atriplex papillata. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 151e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Found in strongly saline soil.
S.Aust.: EA, MU. N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: March — June.
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