Atriplex littoralis

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 2: 1054. 1753.

Common names: Narrow-leaved atriplex
Introduced
Synonyms: Atriplex hastata var. littoralis (Linnaeus) Farwell Atriplex patula var. littoralis (Linnaeus) A. Gray Atriplex patula subsp. littoralis (Linnaeus) H. M. Hall & Clements
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Mentioned on page 332.

Herbs, monoecious or subdioecious, 2.5–7.5 (–10) dm. Stems erect or forming sprawling tangled clumps and mostly green; branches erect-ascending, proximal ones opposite and ascending, sparsely scurfy when young, obtusely angled. Leaves alternate or only proximalmost opposite, all shortly petiolate; blade green on both surfaces, linear, linear-oblong, linear-lanceolate, or oblong, (10–) 25–80 (–120) × 2–8 (–12) mm, thin, gradually narrowed, margin mostly entire or some sinuate-dentate with antrorse teeth, apex obtuse to acuminate. Inflorescences of long, dense or interrupted hairy spikes often forming panicle to 20 cm; staminate flowers 4–5-merous. Pistillate bracteoles sessile, triangular to ovate or ovate-rhombic, (3–) 5–7 mm, mostly denticulate, rarely subentire, faces tuberculate almost distinct, green becoming brown or black. Seeds dimorphic: brown, 2–2.8 mm wide, round and ± flattened, or black, 1.5–2 mm wide, round, evenly convex; radicle inferior. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Sea beaches and other saline habitats, old ports and ballast dumps
Elevation: mainly below 100 m

Distribution

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Introduced; N.B., N.S., P.E.I., Ill., Ind., Maine, Mass., Mich., N.H., Ohio, Pa., Europe

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Atriplex littoralis"
Obtuse (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Stanley L. Welsh +
Linnaeus +
slippery +
aromatic +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
narrowed +, oblong +, linear-lanceolate +, linear-oblong +  and linear +
thin;2mm;8mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
sessile +  and pistillate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
subentire +, denticulate +, triangular +  and ovate or ovate-rhombic +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
erect-ascending +
3-5-parted +
Narrow-leaved atriplex +
N.B. +, N.S. +, P.E.I. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Maine +, Mass. +, Mich. +, N.H. +, Ohio +, Pa. +  and Europe +
mainly below 100 m +
green becoming brown or black +
distinct +
tuberculate +
4-5-merous +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Sea beaches and other saline habitats, old ports and ballast dumps +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
opposite +  and alternate +
deciduous +  and persistent +
proximalmost +
not winged +  and winged +
sinuate-dentate +, some +  and entire +
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. +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
Black (?) +  and Brown (?) +
convex +, round +  and flattened +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Introduced +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
forming sprawling tangled clumps +  and erect +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex hastata var. littoralis +, Atriplex patula var. littoralis +  and Atriplex patula subsp. littoralis +
Atriplex littoralis +
Atriplex sect. Teutliopsis +
species +
dicotyledonous +
subdioecious +  and monoecious +