Atriplex eardleyae Aellen

Candollea 12: 153 (1949) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent or prostrate annual or short-lived perennial to c. 20 cm high, monoecious. Leaves shortly petiolate or subsessile, rhombic to ovate, 6–15 mm long, 4–9 mm wide, usually entire, mealy grey on both surfaces. Male flowers in small clusters at or near branch-tips, female flowers clustered in lower axils, occasional clusters with both sexes. Fruiting bracteoles fused for the greater part, trumpet-shaped, 4–7 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, dilated and flattened above midway, sinuate at apex or 3–5-toothed, prominently veined, the adaxial valve slightly shorter than abaxial and with a pair of wrinkled appendages toward the base, the whole covered with vesicular hairs Fruits Oct.-Apr.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VVP. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Occurs on a wide range of soils, but mostly on heavier soils near lakes or in dune swales (e.g. Lake Tyrell, Lake Boga near Swan Hill, Lake Hawthorn near Merbein, Hattah area), with an outlying occurrence near Craigieburn (an outer northern Melbourne suburb), often occurring with A. pseudocampanulata.

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.
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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 eardleyae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Atriplex eardleyae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native