Atriplex limbata Benth.

Fl. Austral. 5: 178 (1870) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Procumbent, usually deeply taprooted perennial, to c. 30 cm high, monoecious. Leaves shortly petiolate to subsessile, ovate to obovate, 10–30 mm long, 6–18 mm wide, entire to shallowly lobed, mealy or glistening grey-green on both surfaces. Male flowers in small axillary clusters or in short interrupted spikes, female flowers clustered in lower axils. Fruiting bracteoles fused and cylindric for the greater part, flattened and broadly fan- or crescent-shaped at the apex, each face with a claw-like appendage usually exceeding the valves, 6–12 mm long, 4–6 mm wide overall, the tubular portion 4–8 mm long, 1–2 mm wide. Fruits Sep.-Feb.

MuM, MSB, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to the extreme north-west, and known by only a few collections from near Red Cliffs, Mildura, Neds Corner Station and Lake Wallawalla and Lake Culluleraine.

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, 2019-02-19
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life Life
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 limbata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Atriplex limbata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native