F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. lnst. 2:74 (1858).
Synonymy: A. cinerea Poiret subsp. rhagodioides (F. Muell.)Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:398 (1938).
Common name: River saltbush, silver saltbush.
Rounded shrub 1.5-3 m high, dioecious; leaves shortly petiolate, thin, deltoid (or with rounded sides), sometimes very shortly hastate, entire or rarely slightly undulate, lamina 15-20 mm long, a pale bluish grey, with a scaly sheen on both surfaces.
Male flowers in disjunct or continuous glomerules 2-3 mm diam., forming divaricately branched terminal panicles which usually bear a few female flowers towards their base; female flowers in clusters in the axils of the small distal leaves or paniculate.
Fruiting bracteoles sessile, leathery, rhomboid to fan-shaped, c. 3 mm long and wide, united only at the thickened base, entire or crenulate, eventually hard and much thickened all over, becoming ellipsoid to broadly rhomboid, smooth; seed circular, with an erect radicle.
Usually on river banks or flats.
S.Aust.: MU. N.S.W. (extreme south-west); Vic. (north-west).
Flowering time: Nov. — March.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
This species should possibly be treated as forming part of the polymorphic species, A. nummularia.
Not yet available