Atriplex elegans var. fasciculata

(S. Watson) M. E. Jones

Contr. W. Bot. 12: 76. 1908.

Common names: Mecca orach
Weedy
Basionym: Atriplex fasciculata S. Watson Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 377. 1882
Synonyms: Atriplex elegans subsp. fasciculata (S. Watson) H. M. Hall & Clements Atriplex saltonensis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Mentioned on page 365.

Stems 0.5–4.5 dm. Fruiting bracteoles sessile, samaralike, orbiculate, compressed, 3–4 mm, united to beyond middle, margin rather minutely and acutely toothed, teeth mainly 0.3– 0.5 mm. Seeds 1.5 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Alkaline flats, valley grasslands, deserts
Elevation: 70-1000 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

Stanley L. Welsh +
(S. Watson) M. E. Jones +
slippery +
aromatic +
subsessile +, sessile +  and monomorphic +
cuneate +  and attenuate +
broadest +
Atriplex fasciculata +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
elliptic +  and spatulate oblanceolate oblong or obovate +
2mm;8mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
0 +  and 1/2 +
cuneate +  and ovate or obovate +
3-5-parted +
Mecca orach +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
70-1000 m +
with cristate appendages +  and smooth +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
pistillate +  and staminate +
rarely +  and lacking +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Alkaline flats, valley grasslands, deserts +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
petiolate +  and subsessile +
deciduous +  and persistent +
stipitate +, short +  and subsessile +
dentate +  and entire +
glabrate +  and scurfy +
samaralike +  and sessile +
compressed +  and orbiculate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
3-5-parted +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Contr. W. Bot. +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
branched +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
whitish +  and stramineous +
erect +  and ascending +
stout +  and slender +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex elegans subsp. fasciculata +  and Atriplex saltonensis +
Atriplex elegans var. fasciculata +
Atriplex elegans +
variety +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
dicotyledonous +
decumbent-ascending;erect +