Atriplex suberecta I.Verd.

Bothalia 6: 418 (1954) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Sprawling or erect annual or perennial subshrub, to c. 50 cm high, monoecious. Leaves sessile to shortly petiolate, rhombic to ovate, 10–30 mm long, 5–25 mm wide, margins toothed or shallowly and acutely lobed, variably mealy grey-green, occasionally glabrous green on upper surface. Male flowers in small terminal or upper-axillary clusters, female flowers usually numerous in axils. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or minutely stipitate, mealy, fused from base to the lateral angle, rhombic, 3–5 mm long and wide, flat or somewhat thickened, usually prominently reticulate-veined, margins with 3–7 short acute teeth in upper half. Fruits most of year.

GipP, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Occasional on heavier soils fringing lakes and watercourses in the north and north-west (e.g. Numurkah, Kerang and Mildura regions). Occurrences south of this area (Donald, Horsham, Dunolly, Footscray, Williamstown etc.) are chiefly from disturbed ground and may represent naturalised occurrences.

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 suberecta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Atriplex suberecta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
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