Atriplex paludosa facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMarsh saltbush
|Atriplex paludosa at Altona Coastal Park, Victoria|
Atriplex paludosa, commonly known as marsh saltbush, is a species of saltbush endemic to Australia.
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.
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
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