Atriplex leucophylla

(Moquin-Tandon) D. Dietrich

Syn. Pl. 5: 536. 1852.

Common names: Whiteleaf orach
Basionym: Obione leucophylla Moquin-Tandon in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 109. 1849
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 366. Mentioned on page 325, 367.

Herbs, prostrate (decumbent or procumbent), many branched, 1.5–6 dm, somewhat woody below, coarse, white scurfy. Leaves many, sometimes crowded; blade orbiculate to ovate or ovatelanceolate to elliptic or oblong, 8–40 × 4–18 mm, base obtuse or rounded, white scurfy. Staminate flowers in dense terminal spikes. Pistillate flowers in few-flowered, axillary clusters. Fruiting bracteoles not compressed, 5–7 mm, faces usually with wartlike projections, scurfy. Seeds dark redbrown, 2.5–3 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sea beaches, along coasts, at higher elevation inland
Elevation: 0-30 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Atriplex leucophylla occurs with Potentilla, Camissonia, Ambrosia, Cakile, and Calystegia.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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Stanley L. Welsh +
(Moquin-Tandon) D. Dietrich +
slippery +
aromatic +
rounded +  and obtuse +
Obione leucophylla +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
orbiculate +  and ovate or ovatelanceolate +
4mm;18mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
0 +  and 1/2 +
cuneate +  and ovate or obovate +
3-5-parted +
Whiteleaf orach +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
0-30 m +
tuberculate +
pistillate +  and staminate +
rarely +  and lacking +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Sea beaches, along coasts, at higher elevation inland +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
deciduous +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
dentate +  and entire +
lobed +  and serrate-dentate +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering spring–fall. +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex sect. Obione +
Atriplex leucophylla +
Atriplex subsect. Leucophyllae +
species +
dicotyledonous +
sessile +  and monomorphic +
not compressed +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +