Atriplex parryi

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 378. 1882.

Common names: Parry’s saltbush
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 378. Mentioned on page 330, 377.

Shrubs, dioecious, mainly 2–5 dm, armed. Leaves, short petiolate to sessile; blade orbiculate-cordate, or ovate-deltate to elliptic, 7–16 (–22) × 6–10 (–16) mm, base truncate or tapering, entire or less commonly subhastate. Staminate flowers in glomerules on interrupted, leafy paniculate spikes. Pistillate flowers in small glomerules borne in leafy, paniculate spikes. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or nearly so, truncate-flabelliform, 3–4 × 3–5 mm, thick and rigid, spongy, united to beyond middle, margin entire, faces smooth. Seeds brown, 1.3–1.9 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Saline, fine-textured soils
Elevation: 60-1500 m

Discussion

Atriplex parryi occurs with greasewood, saltbush, saltgrass, and Nitrophila. The cordate-clasping, sessile leaves and spiny branches distinguish this species from its nearest congeners.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Atriplex parryi"
wingless +  and winged +
Stanley L. Welsh +
S. Watson +
slippery +
aromatic +
subhastate +, tapering +  and truncate +
Undefined subg. Pterochiton +  and Atriplex sect. Deserticola +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
ovate-deltate +  and elliptic +
6mm;10mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
3-5-parted +
Parry’s saltbush +
Calif. +  and Nev. +
60-1500 m +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Saline, fine-textured soils +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
petiolate +  and sessile +
deciduous +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
toothed +  and lobed +
truncate-flabelliform +
spongy +  and rigid +
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. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
pointing +  and ascending +
sublateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
leafy +  and interrupted +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Canescentes +, Confertifoliae +, Nuttallianae +, Obione sect. Deserticola +  and Obione subg. Pterochiton +
Atriplex parryi +
Atriplex subg. Pterochiton +
species +
spicate +  and naked +
spicate +  and naked +
tuberculate +
dicotyledonous +
perennial +  and annual +