Genus:
Atriplex L.

Atriplex muelleri Benth.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & E. Australia.

[FTEA]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Herb, annual or perhaps longer-living, sometimes slightly woody, ascending to erect, up to about 0.7 m. high, grey to grey-green, more or less mealy, often densely so.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in outline spathulate to elliptic or rhombic-ovate, mostly 1–6 (–7) cm. long, 0.5–4 cm. wide, mostly obtuse to subtruncate at apex, gradually tapering at base, normally with 1–4 coarse teeth on each margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers clustered in leaf-axils, upper clusters male or mixed, lower female.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting bracteoles normally almost sessile, their basal connate part 1–2 mm. long obconical or campanulate and becoming thick, hard and pale; free apical part of each bracteole semicircular to triangular in outline, 2–3 mm. long, 2.5–4.5 mm. wide, acute or subacute at apex, with normally 1–4 little teeth on each margin; bracteoles in centre smooth or venose, not at all tuberculate or muricate.
Habitat
In colonies near stables, presumably a weed; about 1830 m.
Distribution
native of Australiaintroduced elsewhere, and naturalized in South Africa K3

Native to:

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia

Introduced into:

California, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, Palestine

Atriplex muelleri Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
May 2, 1999 Mueller, F J.H.von [s.n.], Queensland K000898606 holotype Yes

First published in Fl. Austral. 5: 175 (1870)

Accepted by

  • (1984). Flora of Australia 4: 1-354. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1954). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Chenopodiaceae: 1-26.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (1984). Flora of Australia 4: 1-354. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1954). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Chenopodiaceae: 1-26.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Aellen in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 68: 369, Fig. 1, N 12 (1938).
  • Aellen in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 70: 390, t. 24, E (1940).
  • Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 175 (1870).
  • Black, Fl. S. Austral., ed. 2, 2: 297, Fig. 374 (1948).

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