Atriplex sect. Spongiocarpus

Buxbaum

Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 76: 46. 1927.

Synonyms: Halimoides Ulbrich
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 341. Mentioned on page 324, 325.

Plants annual or short-lived perennial, erect or procumbent. Leaves with Kranz-type anatomy. Pistillate flowers lacking perianth, enclosed by a pair of bracteoles. Bracteoles ovoid-globular to broadly turbinate or hemispheric, united almost to summit, erect. Seeds erect, or basal and horizontal; radicle usually lateral.

Distribution

Introduced; Australia

Discussion

Species 6 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Stanley L. Welsh +
Buxbaum +
slippery +
aromatic +
lobed +  and serrate +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
ovoid-globular +  and broadly turbinate or hemispheric +
3-5-parted +
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 +
Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
horizontal +  and erect +
flattened +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Halimoides +
Atriplex sect. Spongiocarpus +
Atriplex subg. Atriplex +
section +
dicotyledonous +
perennial +, short-lived +  and annual +
plant +  and procumbent +