Atriplex garrettii

Rydberg

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 39: 312. 1912.

Common names: Garrett’s saltbush
Endemic
Synonyms: Atriplex canescens subsp. garrettii (Rydberg) H. M. Hall & Clements Atriplex canescens var. garrettii (Rydberg) L. D. Benson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 375. Mentioned on page 330, 377.

Shrubs or subshrubs, dioecious (rarely monoecious), mainly 2–8 (–10) × 5–10+ dm, unarmed. Leaves opposite or subopposite proximally, or some alternate distally; petiole 2–6 mm; blade yellow green, ovate to obovate, elliptic, or orbiculate, 8–55 × 6–32 mm, base obtuse to cuneate, margin entire or repand-dentate, apex rounded to acute, sparingly scurfy. Staminate flowers brown to tan or yellow, in clusters 2–4 mm wide, on panicles 2–10 (–15) cm. Pistillate flowers in spikes or spicate panicles 4–30 cm. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or on stipes to 7 mm, body 4-winged, 6–10 mm and wide, toothed apically, surface smooth, reticulate, or with flattened processes, wings 3–4 mm wide. Seeds brown, 2 mm wide. 2n = 18.

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Plants mainly 2-6 dm; leaves 9 or fewer on first flowering branch of current growth; bract wings denticulate; staminate flowers commonly brown; talus slopes in canyons of the Colorado River, se Utah Atriplex garrettii var. garrettii
1 Plants mainly 5-10 dm; leaves 7 or more on first flowering branch of current growth; bract wings deeply denticulate; staminate flowers yellow; vicinity of Navajo Bridge and Lee’s Ferry, Arizona Atriplex garrettii var. navajoensis

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... more about "Atriplex garrettii"
wingless +  and winged +
Rounded (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Stanley L. Welsh +
Rydberg +
slippery +
aromatic +
obtuse +  and cuneate +
Undefined subg. Pterochiton +  and Atriplex sect. Deserticola +
yellow green +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
ovate +  and obovate elliptic or orbiculate +
6mm;32mm +
toothed +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
3-5-parted +
Garrett’s saltbush +
Ariz. +  and Utah. +
pistillate +  and staminate +
brown +  and tan or yellow +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
sessile +  and petiolate +
alternate +, subopposite +  and opposite +
deciduous +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
repand-dentate +  and entire +
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 /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
flattened +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
pointing +  and ascending +
sublateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex canescens subsp. garrettii +  and Atriplex canescens var. garrettii +
Atriplex garrettii +
Atriplex subg. Pterochiton +
species +
spicate +  and naked +
spicate +  and naked +
tuberculate +
dicotyledonous +
perennial +  and annual +
subshrub +  and shrub +
5dm +  and 10dm +
3mm;4mm +