Bot.Jahrb. Syst. 68: 365 (1937) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Annual herb or short-lived perennial subshrub to c. 30 cm high, monoecious. Leaves sessile, rhombic, elliptic or ovate, widest at or below midway, 6–20 mm long, 3–20 mm wide, usually shallowly toothed, mealy-grey on both surfaces with minute vesicular hairs. Male flowers in small clusters at or near branch-tips, female flowers clustered in lower axils. Fruiting bracteoles free in upper half, broadly rhombic, deltoid or semicircular, usually shallowly toothed, sometimes with small spongy tubercles on one face, fused and shortly pedicellate in lower half, covered with vesicular hairs, to 4 mm long overall, usually slightly wider than long. Fruits Sep.–May.
LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim, *GipP. Also NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Occurs mainly on heavier soils fringing lakes or rivers on the Murray River floodplain downstream of about Cohuna, also recorded from railyards at Bairnsdale and Toora in Gippsland where certainly inadvertently transported with stock or stock-feed. Common in degraded, salted country.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|