Plant.  Australian Plant Image Index, photo: S Donaldson, Jerilderee, NSW

Plant. Photo: Greg Steenbeeke, Rowena, W of Moree, NSW

Young plant. Photo: Greg Steenbeeke, Rowena W of Moree, NSW

Common Name

Slender-fruit Saltbush




Annual or short-lived perennial forb, sprawling or to 30cm tall.  Leaves alternating along the stems, 1-3cm long, flat, scaly, margins entire to toothed.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), male and female flowers on the same plant, in clusters at the bases of the leaves. 

Description and photo (pages 239-40) and line drawing of fruiting body (page 242 Fig. 44-11) 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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