Common name: Angular Saltbush, Fan Saltbush
Atriplex angulata Benth. APNI*
Description: Spreading annual to 40 cm high, monoecious.
Leaves circular to broad-obovate, to 4 cm long, apex obtuse, margins entire to sinuate; petiolate.
Flowers in axillary clusters. Fruiting bracteoles with a stipe-like base, flattened above, to 10–15 mm long; the flattened part usually with flat recurved lobes in the same plane as the bracteoles, margins sinuate; appendages absent.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread throughout the drier parts of the mainland.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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