Atriplex lindleyi, commonly Lindley’s saltbush, is an erect or nearly erect annual or short-lived perennial herb reaching 40 cm in height. This saltbush’s branched stems are brittle and whitish.
This exotic is an Australian plant, naturalised in some arid parts of South Africa, particularly Namaqualand, the Karoo and Little Karoo. It is also an invasive weed in the southwest of North America. In South Africa the plant is a common pioneer in places where the soil has been disturbed or overgrazed.
Some place the Atriplex genus in the Chenopodiaceae family, not in Amaranthaceae as SANBI does (Le Roux, et al, 2005; iNaturalist; https://keys.lucidcentral.org).