Atriplex garrettii var. navajoensis

(C. A. Hanson) S. L. Welsh & Crompton

Great Basin Naturalist 55: 326. 1995.

Common names: Navajo Bridge saltbush
Endemic
Basionym: Atriplex navajoensis C. A. Hanson Stud. Syst. Bot. 1: 3. 1962
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 376. Mentioned on page 375.

Plants mostly 5–10 × 5–16 dm. Leaves 7 or more on first flowering branch of current growth, subopposite proximally, alternate distally; petiole 1–5 mm; blade orbiculate to elliptic or oblanceolate, 20–35 × (7–) 10–20 mm, margin entire, apex retuse to obtuse. Staminate flowers yellow, in panicles mainly 5–15 cm. Pistillate flowers in panicles 15–30 cm. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or on stipes to 3 mm, body 4-winged, 6–10 mm and wide, wings lateral, 2–4 mm wide, dentate, apical tooth 0.8–1.5 mm.


Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Sandstone or limestone rimrock
Elevation: 900-1200 m

Discussion

Atriplex gardneri var. navahoensis occurs in communities with ephedra, four-wing saltbush, shadscale, Indian rice-grass, and galleta.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

wingless +  and winged +
Retuse (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Stanley L. Welsh +
(C. A. Hanson) S. L. Welsh & Crompton +
slippery +
aromatic +
obtuse +  and cuneate +
Atriplex navajoensis +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
yellow green +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
orbiculate +  and elliptic or oblanceolate +
10mm;20mm +
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 +
alternate +  and subopposite +
3-5-parted +
Navajo Bridge saltbush +
900-1200 m +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Sandstone or limestone rimrock +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
sessile +  and petiolate +
alternate +, subopposite +  and opposite +
deciduous +  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 /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Flowering summer–fall. +
flattened +
Great Basin Naturalist +
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 /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex canescens subsp. garrettii +  and Atriplex canescens var. garrettii +
Atriplex garrettii var. navajoensis +
Atriplex garrettii +
variety +
spicate +  and naked +
spicate +  and naked +
tuberculate +
dicotyledonous +
perennial +  and annual +
5dm +  and 16dm +
2mm;4mm +