Fruiting bodies and leaves. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Fruiting bodies. Photographer Zoya Akulova, California, USA

Plant. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Lagoon Saltbush, Sprawling Saltbush




Annual forb which can appear like a shrub, sprawling or to 60cm tall.  Leaves 1.5-6cm long, flat, upper surface becoming hairless, lower surfaces somewhat scurfy; the edges toothed, and wavy or flat.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), male and female flowers on the same plant, in clusters at the bases of the leaves.

Short description (page 244), photo of fruiting bodies (page 245) and line drawing of fruiting body (page 242 Fig. 44-29) 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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