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Atriplex crassipes J.M.Black
Family Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex crassipes J.M.Black APNI*

Description: Low spreading annual to 25 cm high, monoecious.

Leaves ovate to elliptic, to 10 mm long, margins entire; sessile or subsessile.

Flowers in axillary clusters.

Fruiting bracteoles with a stipe-like base, upper portion 3-lobed with the central lobe prominent, 2–3.5 mm long. Appendages present or absent.


Herbarium
Sheet

Distribution and occurrence: An uncommon species.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept:

 Key to the varieties 
1Bracteoles without appendages; generally in heavy soil.var. crassipes
Bracteoles with a pair of appendages (small teeth or antler-like at base of tube on outer bracteole) on one face; in loam or clay soil.var. appendiculata

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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