Atriplex angulata Benth.

Fan Salt-bush

Fl. Austral. 5: 174 (1870) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Annual or short-lived perennial subshrub to c. 50 cm high, monoecious. Leaves petiolate, obovate to rhombic, tapered gradually toward the base, widest above midway, 15–40 mm long, 10–25 mm wide, usually sinuate-dentate in upper half, mealy or shining grey on both surfaces. Male flowers in small clusters forming short terminal spikes, female flowers clustered in axils. Fruiting bracteoles free and fan-shaped or reniform in upper third or half with raised radiating nerves, fused and narrowly cylindrical below, to c. 10 mm long, 8 mm wide at maturity. Flowers May, Sep (2 records).

MuM, RobP, VRiv. Also NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria by collections from mallee sandhill country beside the Murray River at Boundary Bend (1955) and from the margin of an ephemeral lake between Swan Hill and Kerang (2013).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Chenopodiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-12-18
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
genus Atriplex
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Atriplex angulata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Atriplex angulata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native