Atriplex acutibractea R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Erect short-lived perennial shrub to 50 cm high, monoecious.
Leaves elliptic to circular, to c. 20 mm long, apex acute, margins entire or with a few prominent teeth; petiolate.
Flowers axillary, solitary or in small clusters.
Fruiting bracteoles acute, rhombic, 6–8 mm long, occasionally the apex with lateral teeth; appendages 2 on each bracteole though 1 or both sometimes missing, small, dorsal, at the summit of the stipe-like base.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered throughout mallee areas.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A. W.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. acutibractea|
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