Seeds of South Australia
Atriplex acutibractea ssp. karoniensis (Chenopodiaceae)
Pointed Saltbush
List of species for Atriplex
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Herbarium regions:
Nullarbor, Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Northern Flinders (FLB05)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range; questionable ID]
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)
St Vincent (EYB02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern
Talia (EYB04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Data Deficient
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Data Deficient
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Yellabinna (GVD06)Great Victoria Desert
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
IBRA regions
DISPLAY ALL
Northern Flinders (FLB05)Flinders Lofty BlockRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range; questionable ID]
5 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
2 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Data Deficient
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaData Deficient
3 of 8 subregionsGawlerRare
Yellabinna (GVD06)Great Victoria DesertRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Atriplex]
SA Flora:
Flora of South Australia Edition 5
Name derivation:
Atriplex from the Latin 'atriplexum' meaning an orach, a saltbush, an Ancient Latin name for this plant; acutibractea  referring to the pointed bracteoles.
Distribution:
Found between Eyre Peninsula and the Riverland in South Australia, also in southern Western Australia and along the Murray River into Victoria and New South Wales. 
Status:
Native. 
Plant description:
Shrub to 50 cm, monoecious, leaves 5-10 mm long, mostly folded. 
Fruit type: 
Fruits (bracteoles) â€‹swollen, oblong, triangular or three toothed apex, appendages a small pair of tubercules or absent. 
Seed type:
Circular, convex, brown seed.
Embryo type:
Peripheral
Seed collecting:
Collect ripe straw coloured fruits, check that they contain viable seeds.
Seed cleaning:
Remove twigs and other material.