Atriplex parishii var. parishii

Common names: Parishes’ orach
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 357. Mentioned on page 356, 358.

Stems erect or spreading to prostrate, 0.5–2 dm; branches almost horizontal, fragile, white scurfy, appearing almost pubescent, becoming sparingly villous in inflorescence. Leaves numerous, opposite or alternate, distal ones imbricate, sessile; blade gray to white, lanceolate to ovate, (2–) 4–10 × 3–5 mm, rigid, base rounded, margin entire, densely scurfy. Staminate flowers mostly in distal axils pistillate in proximal axils. Fruiting bracteoles deciduous, ovate or rhombic, slightly compressed, 2.5–3.5 mm and as broad, united 1/2 of length, often subhastately lobed, entire or with few teeth on each side, faces smooth or tuberculate. Seeds dark-brown or almost black, 1.2 mm.


Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Saline substrates
Elevation: below 100 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Atriplex parishii var. parishii differs further from var. depressa in the trichomes, which have been characterized as woolly, but individual trichomes are evident.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property."/2" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property."broader" is not a number. "broad" is not a number. "broader" is not a number. "broad" is not a number.

broadest +
Stanley L. Welsh +
S. Watson +
slippery +
aromatic +
rounded +
Pusillae +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
lanceolate +  and ovate +
3mm;5mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
0 +  and 1/2 +
cuneate +  and ovate or obovate +
3-5-parted +
Parishes’ orach +
below 100 m +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
rarely +  and lacking +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Saline substrates +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
villous +  and pubescent +
alternate +  and opposite +
deciduous +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
gray +  and white +
lobed +  and serrate-dentate +
subsessile +, sessile +  and monomorphic +
hastate +  and ovate +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
tuberculate +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
spreading +  and prostrate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Obione parishii +
Atriplex parishii var. parishii +
Atriplex parishii +
variety +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
deciduous +
few +  and 1/2 +
lobed +, compressed +, rhombic +  and ovate +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
dicotyledonous +
spreading;prostrate +