Atriplex gardneri var. gardneri

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 372. Mentioned on page 371, 374.

Subshrubs, dioecious or sparingly monoecious, mostly 1–4 × 2–15 dm. Stems decumbent to ascending. Leaves persistent or subpersistent, opposite to subalternate proximally, alternate distally; petiole 4 mm; blade green, spatulate to oblanceolate or obovate, 12–55 × 5–12 mm, 2–5 times longer than wide. Staminate flowers dark-brown or yellow (especially in the northern Great Plains), in glomerules 2–4 mm thick, in terminal panicles 3–18 cm. Pistillate flowers in rather leafy unbranched spikes or panicles 10–25 cm. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or stipe 2–5 mm, body globose to flattened, 3–6 × 2–4 (–5) mm, terminal tooth to 1.5 mm, subtended with 2–4 (–7) lateral teeth, surface densely, shortly tuberculate to smooth and free of tubercles. Seeds 1.5–2 mm wide. 2n = 18, 36.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Greasewood and sagebrush-saltbush communities, mainly on fine-textured saline substrates
Elevation: 1400-2300 m

Distribution

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Alta., Man., Sask., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nebr., N.Dak., S.Dak., Utah, Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

wingless +  and winged +
Stanley L. Welsh +
(Moquin-Tandon) D. Dietrich +
slippery +
aromatic +
cuneate +
Obione gardneri +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
spatulate +  and oblanceolate or obovate +
5mm;12mm +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
globose +  and flattened +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
3-5-parted +
Alta. +, Man. +, Sask. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, N.Dak. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
1400-2300 m +
pistillate +  and staminate +
yellow +  and dark-brown +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
2mm +  and 4mm +
Greasewood and sagebrush-saltbush communities, mainly on fine-textured saline substrates +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
smooth +  and tuberculate +
sessile +  and petiolate +
alternate +, opposite +  and subalternate +
subpersistent +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
toothed +  and lobed +
stipitate +  and sessile +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
pointing +  and ascending +
sublateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
Brown (?) +  and Tan (?) +
flattened +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
unbranched +  and leafy +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
decumbent +  and ascending +
succulent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex nuttallii subsp. gardneri +  and Atriplex nuttallii var. gardneri +
Atriplex gardneri var. gardneri +
Atriplex gardneri +
variety +
spicate +  and naked +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (18 cm180 mm <br />0.18 m <br />) +
spicate +  and naked +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
tuberculate +
dicotyledonous +
perennial +  and annual +
monoecious +  and dioecious +
2dm +  and 15dm +