Atriplex sect. Semibaccata

(Standley) Ulbrich in H. G. A. Engler et al.

in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 16c: 515. 1934.

Basionym: Semibaccatae Standley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 52. 1916
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 342. Mentioned on page 325, 326.

Plants annual or short-lived perennial, erect to procumbent or diffuse. Leaves with Kranz-type anatomy. Pistillate flowers lacking perianth, enclosed by a pair of bracteoles. Bracteoles distinct or united, thin or variously thickened, but not spongy, appendages tuberculate, foliaceous, inflated, spinose, or lacking, not spongy. Seeds ascending or erect; radicle lateral.

Distribution

in United States and elsewhere, Australia

Discussion

Species ca. 36 species (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

tuberculate +
Stanley L. Welsh +
(Standley) Ulbrich in H. G. A. Engler et al. +
slippery +
aromatic +
Semibaccatae +
lobed +  and serrate +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
united +  and distinct +
variously--shaped +
thickened +  and thin +
3-5-parted +
in United States and elsewhere +  and Australia +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
opposite +  and alternate +
deciduous +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
entire +  and serrate +
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 +
in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
erect +  and ascending +
flattened +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex sect. Semibaccata +
Atriplex subg. Atriplex +
section +
dicotyledonous +
perennial +, short-lived +  and annual +
plant +  and procumbent +