Common name: Sprawling saltbush
Atriplex suberecta Verd. APNI*
Description: Spreading annual to c. 40 cm high, monoecious.
Leaves elliptic, to 6 cm long, apex acute to obtuse, margins sinuate-toothed; petiolate.
Flowers in axillary clusters. Fruiting bracteoles subglobose, acute, 3–4 mm long, with a short stipe-like base; appendages absent. A widespread colonizing species, often ± weedy.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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