Atriplex lindleyi Moq.

Flat-topped Saltbush

in DC., Prodr. 13 (2): 100 (1849) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Short-lived perennial subshrub to c. 40 cm high, monoecious. Leaves petiolate, rhombic to orbicular 6–35 mm long, 3–25 mm wide, entire or toothed, mealy grey-green or silvery. Male flowers in small dense clusters in upper leaf axils, female flowers solitary or in few-flowered clusters in lower axils. Fruiting bracteoles united for greater part, much or barely inflated, c. 1 cm long and wide, weakly or strongly winged, the free apices protruding as a beak 1–2 mm long.

MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim.

4 subspecies, 3 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 lindleyi in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Atriplex lindleyi in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native