Common name: Mallee Saltbush
Atriplex stipitata Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect, sparse, perennial shrub, dioecious or monoecious.
Leaves narrow-oblong, to c. 20 mm long, apex obtuse, margins entire.
Inflorescence a spike or the females 1-few in the leaf axils. Fruiting bracteoles 10–22 mm long with a long stipe-like base, the upper part of the bracteoles flat, spreading, with recurved lobes, c. 10 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: In mallee or wooded areas in the drier parts of the southern mainland States.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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