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Common name: Climbing Saltbush
Einadia nutans (R.Br.) A.J.Scott APNI*
Description: Perennial rootstock with prostrate or twining herbaceous or woody stems.
Leaves alternate or opposite, linear, lanceolate or narrow-sagittate, to 30 mm long, glabrous; petiolate.
Inflorescences few-flowered, axillary and terminal, spike-like, bisexual; stamens 2 or 3.
Fruit with an inflated succulent pericarp, red or yellow.
Distribution and occurrence: Heavy soils over much of the southern half of the continent, in and around other shrubs or trees.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. N.T. S.A. W.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||At least some leaves narrow-sagittate, sagittate or hastate||2|
|Leaves linear||subsp. linifolia|
|2||Inflorescence with sterile spine-like branches; fruit ovoid, apex acute; mature perianth and leaves with scattered vesicular hairs||subsp. oxycarpa|
|Inflorescence only rarely with sterile spine-like branches; fruit subglobose; mature perianth and leaves usually without vesicular hairs|
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|3||Some leaves 20–30 mm long; stems robust and striate||subsp. eremaea|
|Leaves usually <20 mm long; stems less robust|
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