Atriplex cinerea

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Atriplex cinerea
Atriplex cinerea.jpg
Atriplex cinerea at Williamstown, Victoria.
Iconography of Australian salsolaceous plants (1889) (20746093475).jpg
from Mueller 1889[1]
Scientific classification
A. cinerea
Binomial name
Atriplex cinerea

Atriplex cinerea, commonly known as grey saltbush, coast saltbush, barilla or truganini, is a plant species in the family Amaranthaceae.[2] It occurs in sheltered coastal areas and around salt lakes in the Australian states of Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.[3][4]

Joseph Maiden's 1889 book 'The Useful Native Plants of Australia' records that it was "once used as pot-herb in New South Wales. During his overland journey to Port Essington, Leichhardt used a species of Atriplex as a vegetable, and spoke very highly of it."[5]


  1. ^ von Mueller, F.J.H. (1889) Iconography of Salsolaceous Plants XV R.S. Brain, Government Printer, Melbourne.
  2. ^ "Atriplex cinerea". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  3. ^ S.W.L. Jacobs. "New South Wales Flora Online: Atriplex cinerea". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.
  4. ^ "Atriplex cinerea". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  5. ^ J. H. Maiden (1889). The useful native plants of Australia : Including Tasmania. Turner and Henderson, Sydney.

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