1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Atriplex L.
      1. 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

    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.
    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.
    Flowers
    Flowers clustered in leaf-axils, upper clusters male or mixed, lower female.
    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

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    Distribution

    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
    May 2, 1999 Mueller, F J.H.von [s.n.], Queensland K000898606 holotype

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

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1954). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Chenopodiaceae: 1-26.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1954). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Chenopodiaceae: 1-26.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Black, Fl. S. Austral., ed. 2, 2: 297, Fig. 374 (1948).
    • Aellen in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 70: 390, t. 24, E (1940).
    • Aellen in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 68: 369, Fig. 1, N 12 (1938).
    • Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 175 (1870).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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