Pods Forming
Nitre-bush (Nitraria billardierei)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Woody Plants (Sapindales)
Family: Saltpetre (Nitrariaceae)
Species: Nitre-bush (Nitraria billardierei)
This Photo:     Whole
Synonym: Nitraria schoberi
Other names: Dillon Bush, Native Grape, Nitre Bush or Wild Grape

Thank you Kitty and Tony for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Our one and only specimen (so far) is tucked behind a big Caletris, which has then had a major branch fall on it. So we've not been able to get a photo of the whole.
Since it's so shady, we also suspect this is why there is no fruit on it.

Copyright © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Nov-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)