Pointed Saltbush
Leaves & Bud
Ellura
Kidney Saltbush
Leaves & Fruit
 
    
Kidney Saltbush (Atriplex stipitata)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Amaranth (Amaranthaceae)
Species: Kidney Saltbush (Atriplex stipitata)
This Photo:     Structure
Other names: Mallee Saltbush or Bitter Saltbush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
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)