Common name: Donald Duck Saltbush
Atriplex nessorhina S.W.L.Jacobs APNI*
Synonyms: Atriplex sp. C sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Spreading annual or short-lived perennial to c. 30 cm high, monoecious.
Leaves oblanceolate, to 5 cm long, margins entire to sinuate; petiolate or sessile.
Inflorescences terminal and spike-like or flowers in axillary clusters. Fruiting bracteoles acute, with one long central lobe and two small lateral lobes, 6–10 mm long; dorsal appendages one on each bracteole, inflated, horseshoe-shaped, about half the length of the bracteole, upper margin entire or toothed.
Distribution and occurrence: Common on sand dunes or lunettes around low-lying areas.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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