Atriplex vesicaria subsp. variabilis Parr-Smith

Fl. Austral. 4: 321 (1984) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to c. 1 m high. Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 10–15 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, acute or obtuse at apex. Fruiting bracteoles free to base, orbicular, 6–11 mm long and wide, entire or with 2 broad teeth in upper half; appendages smaller than bracteoles or absent from one or both valves. Fruits mainly Sep.-Nov.

LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, NSW. Occurs chiefly around salt lakes and on seasonally wet salt-pans. The commonest of the subspecies in Victoria.

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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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Atriplex vesicaria subsp. variabilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Atriplex vesicaria subsp. variabilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native