Atriplex argentea var. argentea

Endemic
Synonyms: Atriplex volutans A. Nelson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 350. Mentioned on page 351, 352.

Stems erect, 3–4 dm. Leaves proximalmost alternate, distal ones short petiolate; blade ovate or ovate-elliptic to deltoid, 6–50 × 4–40 mm, margin entire or repand-dentate, grayish scurfy when young. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or some stipitate (stipe 0.5–5 mm), cuneate to obovate to suborbicular in profile, 3.8–11.2 × 4–8.8 (–14) mm, usually compressed, united nearly to apex, green free margin extending nearly to base, dentate, sides smooth or sparsely to densely tuberculate or cristate. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Dry or saline substrates
Elevation: above 1000 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., Sask., Ariz., Colo., Idaho, Kans., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Dak., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Discussion

Atriplex argentea var. argentea occasionally may be introduced in Michigan, Missouri, and reputedly, Ohio.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

stipitate +  and sessile +
Compressed (?) +, Cuneate (?) +  and Obovate (?) +
Stanley L. Welsh +
Nuttall +
slippery +
aromatic +
obtuse +  and acute +
Argenteae +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (7.5 cm75 mm <br />0.075 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
ovate-elliptic +  and deltoid +
4mm;40mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
0 +  and 1/2 +
cuneate +  and ovate or obovate +
4-5-parted +
subsessile +  and bracteate +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Sask. +, Ariz. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Kans. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, S.Dak. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
above 1000 m +
tuberculate +
crested +
rarely +  and lacking +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Dry or saline substrates +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
deciduous +  and persistent +
proximalmost +
dentate +, repand-dentate +  and entire +
green +  and grayish +
dentate +  and laciniate +
stipitate +, sessile +  and monomorphic +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering summer–fall. +
sessile +  and petiolate +
Gen. N. Amer. Pl. +
lateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
smooth or;sparsely densely tuberculate +
cristate +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex volutans +
Atriplex argentea var. argentea +
Atriplex argentea +
variety +
dicotyledonous +
stipitate +, subsessile +  and sessile +
cuneate-orbicular +
branched +  and simple +