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Lagoon Saltbush

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Scientific Name:Atriplex suberecta
Photo: Lagoon Saltbush
Photograph courtesy of
Viridans Biological Databases (external link)


Native to Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales

Plant Description:

annual shrub, with rigid ascending stems to about 40 cm high.

Leaves oblong or
obovate and rounded at the apex and 2 – 7cm long, green above and mealy white below, the margins coarsely toothed.

monoecious, the females numerous, clustered in the lower leaf axils.

Fruiting bodies are numerous, in dense auxiliary clusters, 2 – 4 mm long, with a broad triangular
lobe at the apex and two or more irregular teeth on each side, the swollen base the first part to harden as the fruit ripens.


Found in a wide range of situations on most soil types, including saline areas, usually in disturbed areas, along roadsides or in weak pastures.

RegionSalinity ClassWaterlogging Class
Mallee, Loddon MurrayS0, S1, S2W0, W1, W2


Very similar to Muellers saltbush
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