Kidney Saltbush
Structure
Ellura
Kidney Saltbush
Galls & Flat Fruits
 
    
Kidney Saltbush (Atriplex stipitata)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranth (Amaranthaceae)
Species: Kidney Saltbush (Atriplex stipitata)
This Photo:     Leaves & Fruit
Other names: Mallee Saltbush or Bitter Saltbush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Previously we considered these to have swollen fruits, which didn't make much sense.
But of course we now realise they are galls.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jan-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)