Atriplex phyllostegia

(Torrey ex S. Watson) S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 9: 108. 1874.

Common names: Truckee orach
IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Obione phyllostegia Torrey ex S. Watson Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 291. 1871
Synonyms: Atriplex draconis M. E. Jones Atriplex phyllostegia var. draconis (M. E. Jones) Fosberg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 368. Mentioned on page 327, 344, 365, 369.

Herbs monoecious (or entirely pistillate), erect, much-branched, rounded, bushy, 0.5–6 dm. Stems mostly ascending, terete. Leaves: petiole 0.3–2 cm; blade 10–50 × 5–25 mm, base varying from shortly hastate to truncate or cuneate. Staminate flowers in small to moderate, axillary glomerules near ends of branches, or in bracteate terminal spikes. Pistillate flowers in axillary clusters. Fruiting bracteoles lanceolate or oblong, 5–14 (–20) mm, sharply lobed to tuberculate at base, also often sharply cristate below usually attenuate apical lobe; tips widely recurved-spreading. Seeds brown, 1.2 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Apr–Aug.
Habitat: Valley bottoms, silty or clay, less commonly, sandy alluvium with greasewood
Elevation: 1200-1500 m

Discussion

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... more about "Atriplex phyllostegia"
Stanley L. Welsh +
(Torrey ex S. Watson) S. Watson +
small +  and moderate +
slippery +
aromatic +
tuberculate +
cristate +, lobed +, oblong +, lanceolate +, shortly hastate +  and truncate or cuneate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
Obione phyllostegia +
stipitate +  and sessile +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
oval +  and ovate variously rhombic-triangular or lanceolate entire or subhastate +
5mm;25mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
cuneate +  and ovate or obovate +
3-5-parted +
Truckee orach +
1200-1500 m +
pistillate +  and staminate +
rarely +  and lacking +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Valley bottoms, silty or clay, less commonly, sandy alluvium with greasewood +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
deciduous +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
entire +  and serrate +
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 +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
Flowering Apr–Aug. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex draconis +  and Atriplex phyllostegia var. draconis +
Atriplex phyllostegia +
Atriplex sect. Phyllostegiae +
species +
recurved-spreading +
dicotyledonous +
herb +  and bushy +