Galls & Flat Fruits
|Class:||Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Species:||Kidney Saltbush (Atriplex stipitata)|
|Other names:||Mallee Saltbush or Bitter Saltbush|
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Interesting how we grew up being taught that mankind is the only species to change it's environment for it's own benefit.
RUBBISH; many animals do. Look at gall insects, they change the molecular structure of the plant to provide a safe haven for it to grow. Many animals dig burrows, make nests, etc.
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.