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Atriplex patula L.
Family Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex patula L. APNI*

Description: Erect annual to 1 m high, monoecious.

Leaves narrow-elliptic, to 7 cm long, apex acute, margins entire; petiolate.

Inflorescence spike-like with the flowers clustered tightly at the nodes. Fruiting bracteoles unequally rhombic, to 10 mm long, entire or with small marginal teeth.


Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in N Hemi. but an uncommon introduction in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC
Other Australian states: *Vic.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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