Einadia nutans subsp. nutans

Family Chenopodiaceae

Climbing Saltbush

Perennial herb with prostrate or twining herbaceous or woody stems, spreading to 1 m diameter. Longevity up to 10 years.

Flowers: Autumn.

Fruit: An inflated succulent red pericarp, 2-3mm diameter December- March.

Seed: Single flattened, disc shaped seed in each fruit. Probably bird dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland habitat.
  • Infrequent in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden, generally under trees.
  • Seeds reportedly eaten by Variegated Fairy-Wren Malurus lanberti.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Einadia nutans subsp nutans plant

Einadia nutans subsp nutans fruit