Common Name

Fan Saltbush, Angular Saltbush




Annual or perennial forb or shrub to 40cm tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, flat, 1-3cm long, circular to broadly oval, mealy, edges entire, angular, or toothed, with blunt tips.  Flowers small (less than 3mm across), male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers at the tops of the stems forming short interruped spikes, female flowers in clusters at the bases of the leaves. Endangered Vic.  Threatened list Vic.

Description and photo (page 238) and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 44-3 page 242) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

PlantNET description with photos and line drawing of fruiting body:

Photo of flowering plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens