Kidney Saltbush
Flower open
Ellura
Kidney Saltbush
Galls & Flat Fruits
 
    
Kidney Saltbush (Atriplex stipitata)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
Species: Kidney Saltbush (Atriplex stipitata)
This Photo:     Male Flowers
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- 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)