Atriplex acanthocarpa var. acanthocarpa

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 370.

Leaves: petioles mainly 5–12 mm; blade flat or folded, ovate to rhombic-ovate, elliptic, or spatulate, mainly 15–40 (–50)  7–20 mm, base narrowly cuneate, margin irregularly repand-dentate, sinuate-dentate, undulate-crisped, with sinuses rounded, or less commonly entire. Fruiting bracteoles ascending to erect when mature, mainly 9–15 mm thick, on stipes mainly 3–8 mm when mature, body globose, 3.5–5 mm thick, covered with numerous, radiating, cylindric, conic, or flattened, distally toothed or branched processes mainly 2.5–5 mm.


Habitat: Alkaline soils, used for windbreaks, roadside cover and ornamentals, mainly occurring along the drainages of the Gila and Rio Grande rivers
Elevation: 100-800 m

Distribution

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Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua), Mexico (Coahuila)

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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wingless +  and winged +
Stanley L. Welsh +
(Torrey) S. Watson +
slippery +
aromatic +
cuneate +
Obione acanthocarpa +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
folded ovate +  and rhombic-ovate elliptic or spatulate +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
5mm;25mm +
globose +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
obtusely angled;subterete +
3-5-parted +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Mexico (Chihuahua) +  and Mexico (Coahuila) +
100-800 m +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
2mm +  and 4.5mm +
Alkaline soils, used for windbreaks, roadside cover and ornamentals, mainly occurring along the drainages of the Gila and Rio Grande rivers +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
sessile +  and petiolate +
persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
entire +, sinuate-dentate +  and repand-dentate +
undulate-crisped +
stipitate +  and sessile +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
toothed +, flattened +, conic +  and cylindric +
subsessile +, petiolate +  and short +
alternate +  and opposite +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
spicate +, branched +, leafy +  and interrupted +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
pointing +  and ascending +
sublateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
ascending;erect +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Canescentes +, Confertifoliae +, Nuttallianae +, Obione sect. Deserticola +  and Obione subg. Pterochiton +
Atriplex acanthocarpa var. acanthocarpa +
Atriplex acanthocarpa +
variety +
spicate +  and naked +
spicate +  and naked +
tuberculate +
flattened +  and hornlike +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
dicotyledonous +
subshrub +  and shrub +
4dm +  and 10dm +