Atriplex gardneri var. falcata

(M. E. Jones) S. L. Welsh

Great Basin Naturalist 44: 191. 1984.

Common names: Jones’ saltbush
Endemic
Basionym: Atriplex nuttallii var. falcata M. E. Jones Contr. W. Bot. 11: 19. 1903
Synonyms: Atriplex falcata (M. E. Jones) Standley Atriplex nuttallii var. anomala M. E. Jones Atriplex nuttallii subsp. falcata (M. E. Jones) H. M. Hall & Clements
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 373. Mentioned on page 372, 374.

Subshrubs, dioecous or sparingly to commonly monoecious, clump-forming, mostly 1.5–4.5 × 1.5–7 dm. Stems decumbent. Leaves tardily deciduous, alternate, sessile; blade linear-oblanceolate to spatulate, 15–50 × 2–6 mm, 5–10 times longer than wide. Staminate flowers tan to dark-brown (sometimes yellow), in glomerules 3–4 mm thick, in terminal panicles 4–8 cm. Pistillate flowers in spikes or panicles 8–30 cm, sometimes with short branches. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or on stipes to 6 mm, body lanceolate, 3–8 × 2–5 mm, tapering to acuminate apex, tip 0.5–5 mm, teeth united 1/2 of length, lacking lateral teeth, with tubercles or not. Seeds 1–1.5 mm broad. 2n = 18, 36.


Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Sagebrush, shadscale, and greasewood communities in fine-textured saline substrates
Elevation: 1300-2000 m

Distribution

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Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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wingless +  and winged +
Stanley L. Welsh +
(M. E. Jones) S. L. Welsh +
slippery +
aromatic +
cuneate +
Atriplex nuttallii var. falcata +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
linear-oblanceolate +  and spatulate +
2mm;6mm +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
tapering +  and acuminate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
3-5-parted +
Jones’ saltbush +
Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
1300-2000 m +
pistillate +  and staminate +
tan +  and dark-brown +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
3mm +  and 4mm +
Sagebrush, shadscale, and greasewood communities in fine-textured saline substrates +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
deciduous +
not winged +  and winged +
toothed +  and lobed +
stipitate +  and sessile +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering summer–fall. +
Great Basin Naturalist +
pointing +  and ascending +
sublateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
Brown (?) +  and Tan (?) +
flattened +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
erect +, prostrate +  and ascending +
succulent +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex falcata +, Atriplex nuttallii var. anomala +  and Atriplex nuttallii subsp. falcata +
Atriplex gardneri var. falcata +
Atriplex gardneri +
variety +
spicate +  and naked +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
spicate +  and naked +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
tuberculate +
dicotyledonous +
perennial +  and annual +
subshrub +  and clump-forming +
dioecous or +  and sparingly commonly monoecious +
1.5dm +  and 7dm +