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Common name: Old Man Saltbush
Atriplex nummularia Lindl. APNI*
Synonyms: Atriplex nummularia subsp. omissa Aellen APNI*
Atriplex nummularia Lindl. subsp. nummularia APNI*
Description: Perennial shrub to 2–3 m high, dioecious.
Leaves broad-ovate to almost circular, to c. 25 mm long, margins entire to sinuate.
Inflorescence paniculate. Flowers unisexual, mostly on separate plants. Fruiting bracteoles 5–10 mm long, margins entire to sinuate; petiolate.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually on heavy soils in or around seasonally inundated areas or floodways. Drier areas of all mainland States.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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