Common name: Mealy Saltbush, Fragrant Saltbush
Rhagodia parabolica R.Br. APNI*
Description: Branches striate, covered with vesicular hairs.
Leaves ± opposite, elliptic to broad-ovate, 20–40 mm long, apex acute to obtuse, covered with small irregularly shaped vesicular hairs; petiolate.
Inflorescence a panicle with numerous flowers. Flowers 1–2.5 mm diam., outer surface of perianth segments covered with vesicular hairs. Male flowers with stamens united below into a woolly disc. Female flowers with or without staminodes.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in poor soils of the semi-arid or areas of higher rainfall.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, CWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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