Atriplex spongiosa

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Atriplex spongiosa


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Chenopodioideae
Tribus: Chenopodieae (incl. Atripliceae)
Genus: Atriplex
Species: Atriplex spongiosa


Atriplex spongiosa F.Muell., Trans. Phil. Inst. Vict. 2: 74. (1858), as 'spongiosum'

  • Type: "On salt flats at Lake Torrens; also on Hooker's Creek and Sturt's Creek, in North-western Australia".
  • Lectotype: Sturt Creek, W.A., F.Mueller. MEL 607132 (designated by Wilson, P.G. 1984, Fl. Austral. 4: 325)


  • Homotypic
    • Atriplex holocarpa var. spongiosa (F.Muell.) Maiden & Betche, Census New South Wales Pl. 68. (1916)
    • Senniella spongiosa (F.Muell.) Aellen, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 68(5): 417. (1938)
    • Obione spongiosa (F.Muell.) G.L.Chu, Gen. New Evol. System World Chenopod. 166. (2017)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Hassler 2018)
    • Senniella spongiosa var. amoena Aellen, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 68(5): 420. (1938)
    • ?Atriplex semibaccata Moq., DC. Prod. 13(2): 97. (1849), nom. inval. (refers to Atriplex semibaccata R.Br. 1810)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • S-Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, W-New South Wales, Victoria

introduced elsewhere

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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