Atriplex laciniata

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 2: 1053. 1753.

Common names: Belgian orach
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 341. Mentioned on page 326, 329.

Herbs, procumbent, many branched, alternate except basally, 0.06–3 dm. Stems reddish or yellowish, smooth or subangular. Leaves with blade ovate to lanceovate or lanceolate to oblong, 15–45 mm, large basal lobes, obtuse, cuneate to a short petiole, margin sinuate-dentate, scurfy on both sides. Flowers in glomerules in distal leaf-axils, axillary or in short terminal spikes. Fruiting bracteoles whitish green, sessile or subsessile, broadly rhombic, (4–) 6–7 (–8) mm, thickened at base, becoming scaly in age, cartilaginous in basal 1/2, lateral angles strongly produced and with margin mostly entire, faces smooth or irregular, pointed, or flattened and winglike tubercles in basal 1/2. Seeds monomorphic, light-brown, 3.5–4 mm wide; radicle inferior. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Sand, cobble on more or less protected beaches, on Zostera and Fucus wrack
Elevation: 0-50 m

Distribution

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Introduced; N.B., N.S., P.E.I., Que., Europe

Discussion

Atriplex laciniata is evidently rare in North America.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Atriplex laciniata"
Stanley L. Welsh +
Linnaeus +
slippery +
aromatic +
cuneate +  and obtuse +
subsessile +  and sessile +
whitish green +
rhombic +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Sclero calymma +
ovate +  and lanceovate or lanceolate +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
rhombic +  and ovate +
3-5-parted +
Belgian orach +
N.B. +, N.S. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +  and Europe +
0-50 m +
irregular +  and smooth +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
flattened +  and pointed +
in short terminal spikes +  and axillary +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Sand, cobble on more or less protected beaches, on Zostera and Fucus wrack +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
opposite +  and alternate +
deciduous +  and persistent +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
not winged +  and winged +
toothed +  and entire +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering summer–fall. +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
monomorphic +
flattened +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Introduced +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
yellowish +  and reddish +
subangular +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Roseae +
Atriplex laciniata +
Atriplex sect. Sclerocalymma +
species +
dicotyledonous +
herb +  and procumbent +