Common name: Grey Saltbush
Atriplex cinerea Poir. APNI*
Description: Perennial shrub to 1.8 m high, dioecious.
Leaves oblong, to c. 10 cm long, apex obtuse, margins entire; petiolate.
Inflorescence paniculate, spicate or an axillary cluster. Fruiting bracteoles fused below the middle, acute or obtuse, 8–15 mm long, sometimes swollen at the base; fruiting bracteoles becoming woody at maturity.
Distribution and occurrence: Along the more sheltered parts of the coasts of the southern States.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, LHI
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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