Common name: Pop Saltbush
Atriplex spongiosa F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Senniella var. amoena Aellen APNI*
Description: Erect annual to 30 cm high, monoecious.
Leaves erect, triangular to ovate, to 20 mm long, apex acute, margins strongly toothed; sessile.
Flowers in axillary clusters. Fruiting bracteoles fused, inflated, globose, to 8 mm diam.; appendages absent.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but more northerly and less common than the similar A. holocarpa.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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