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Atriplex paludosa

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Amaranthaceae
Scientific name  Atriplex paludosa
Rank  Species
Order  Caryophyllales
Genus  Atriplex
Higher classification  Saltbush
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Similar  Saltbush, Atriplex cinerea, Atriplex bunburyana, Atriplex suberecta, Chenopodium candolleanum

Atriplex paludosa, commonly known as Marsh Saltbush, is a species of saltbush endemic to Australia.

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Description

It grows as an erect shrub up to a metre high. Leaves are oval in shape, one to four centimetres long, and 2 to 15 millimetres wide.

Taxonomy

It was first published by Robert Brown in 1810 based on specimen material collected at Port Dalrymple, the site of present-day Launceston, Tasmania. Four subspecies are recognised: A. paludosa subsp. paludosa, A. paludosa subsp. baudinii, A. paludosa subsp. cordata and A. paludosa subsp. moquiniana.

Distribution and habitat

It occurs in southwestern Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and coastal Tasmania.

References

Atriplex paludosa Wikipedia


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