Seeds of South Australia
Atriplex suberecta (Chenopodiaceae)
Lagoon Saltbush
List of species for Atriplex
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Seed collecting:
January to December
Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Near Threatened   [mobile spp, could be introduced; edge of range]
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Near Threatened   [undercollected]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Least Concern
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Data Deficient   [Could be stable]
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Data Deficient   [Could be stable]
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Data Deficient   [Could be stable]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Near Threatened   [grows in flooded claypans]
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU A2c)   (Definite Decline)
St Vincent (EYB02) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU A2c)   (Definite Decline)
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [possible decline]
Talia (EYB04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [possible decline]
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [possible decline]
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i))   [needs water; restricted to swamps/dams]
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03) 
 Near Threatened   [southern edge of range]
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Data Deficient   [Could be stable]
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Least Concern
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [possible decline]
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [possible decline]
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [possible decline]
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [possible decline]
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [possible decline]
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Near Threatened   [grows in flooded claypans]
Yalata (NUL03)Nullarbor
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Curnamona (BHC06)Broken Hill Complex
 Data Deficient   [Could be stable]
Dieri (SSD03)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Near Threatened   [grows in flooded claypans]
Oodnadatta (STP02)Stony Plains
 Near Threatened   [grows in flooded claypans]
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Near Threatened   [grows in flooded claypans]
Witjira (STP06) 
 Near Threatened   [grows in flooded claypans]
Coongie (CHC06)Channel Country
 Near Threatened   [grows in flooded claypans]
IBRA regions
DISPLAY ALL
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal PlainNear Threatened
  [mobile spp, could be introduced; edge of range]
2 of 2 subregionsKanmantooNear Threatened
, Rare
5 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Data Deficient
5 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockRare
, Vulnerable
4 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
, Data Deficient
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaLeast Concern
6 of 8 subregionsGawlerNear Threatened
, Rare
Yalata (NUL03)NullarborRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Curnamona (BHC06)Broken Hill ComplexData Deficient
  [Could be stable]
Dieri (SSD03)Simpson Strzelecki DunefieldsNear Threatened
  [grows in flooded claypans]
3 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsNear Threatened
Coongie (CHC06)Channel CountryNear Threatened
  [grows in flooded claypans]
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 orache, a saltbush; an Ancient Latin name for this plant. Suberecta from the Greek 'sub' a prefix meaning partially and Latin 'erectus' meaning erect or upright, referring to its semi-erect habit.
Distribution:
Found scattered across much of South Australia except in the north-west; growing along the coast and , around lakes and dams. Also found in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Rare in Tasmania. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Decumbent to sprawling monoecious herb to 60 cm high. Leaves thin, narrowly to broadly rhomboid to 30 mm long, coarsely serrate; upper surface glabrescent, lower surface somewhat scurfy. Male flowers in clusters, female flowers in axillary clusters. Flowering throughout the year.
Fruit type:
Brown rhomboid fruit to 5 mm long, flat, joined in the lower half; thin or somewhat thickened with age, scurfy-pubescent; margin entire in the lower half, 2–4-toothed in the upper half.
Embryo type:
Peripheral.
Seed collecting:
Collect fruits that are starting to dry or and turn brown. Fruits can be collected directly from the bush or from the ground underneath.
Seed cleaning:
Place the fruits in a tray and leave to dry for one to two weeks. No cleaning is required if only the fruits are collected. The seed can be stored in the fruit or can be cleaned further. Rub the fruit gently by hand to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.