Fruiting bodies (one circled) and leaves. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Young fruiting bodies and leaves. Photographer Russell Best, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Shrub. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Pointed Saltbush




Shrub to 50cm tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.5-3cm long, flat or folded, oval to round, scaly to mealy, hairy or becoming hairless above, margins entire or toothed, and pointed tips.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), male and female flowers on the same plant. Flowers single or in clusters, at the bases of the leaves, or forming short interrupted spikes at the tops of the stems. Rare Vic.  Threatened list Vic.

Description and photo (page 237) and line drawing of fruiting body (page 242 Fig. 44-1) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

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