Atriplex canescens var. canescens

Illustrated
Synonyms: Atriplex canescens var. angustifolia (Torrey & Frémont) S. L. Welsh & Stutz Atriplex canescens var. occidentalis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 379. Mentioned on page 377, 380.

Plants mainly 8–20 dm, not especially armed, not or seldom layering. Pistillate flowers borne in panicles 5–40 cm. Fruiting bracteoles with stipes 1–8, body with 4 prominent, dentate to entire wings extending length of bract, united throughout, mainly 8–12 mm wide and about as long, apex toothed, surface of wings and body smooth or reticulate. 2n = 36+.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sandy or gravelly, commonly non-saline but in other situations obviously saline, sites in Joshua tree, blackbrush, greasewood, salt desert shrub, sagebrush, mountain brush, and pinyon-juniper communities
Elevation: 100-2400 m

Distribution

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Alta., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Kans., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Dak., Okla., Oreg., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Wash., Wyo., Mexico

Discussion

Narrow-leaved material from west Texas formed the basis of Atriplex canescens var. angustifolia. The nature of such narrow-leaved phases requires additional research. Probably the Texas plants having narrow leaves originated quite separately of other narrow-leaved phases.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"united" is not a number.

wingless +  and winged +
Stanley L. Welsh +
(Pursh) Nuttall +
slippery +
aromatic +
Calligonum canescens +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
linear +  and oblanceolate oblong or obovate +
3mm;8mm +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
3-5-parted +
Alta. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Kans. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, Okla. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wash. +, Wyo. +  and Mexico +
100-2400 m +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Sandy or gravelly, commonly non-saline but in other situations obviously saline, sites in Joshua tree, blackbrush, greasewood, salt desert shrub, sagebrush, mountain brush, and pinyon-juniper communities +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
nearly +  and sessile +
persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
toothed +  and lobed +
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 +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Gen. N. Amer. Pl. +
pointing +  and ascending +
sublateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
reticulate +  and smooth +
verrucate +
Atriplex canescens var. angustifolia +  and Atriplex canescens var. occidentalis +
Atriplex canescens var. canescens +
Atriplex canescens +
variety +
spicate +  and naked +
spicate +  and naked +
tuberculate +
dicotyledonous +
layering +  and armed +
perennial +  and annual +
monoecious +  and dioecious +
wider +  and wide +
dentate +  and entire +
dentate to entire +
reticulate +  and smooth +