Kidney Saltbush
Bush
Ellura
Kidney Saltbush
Structure
 
                      
Kidney Saltbush (Atriplex stipitata)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
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, SA) 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 © 2012-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Dec-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)