Atriplex serenana var. serenana

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 361.

Staminate inflorescences of elongate spikes or panicles, with numerous, beadlike glomerules. Fruiting bracteoles mainly 1-veined, 2.1–3.5 × 1.7–3.5 mm wide.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Alkaline valleys, marshy areas, valley grasslands, coastal sage scrub, sometimes ruderal weed
Elevation: 70-1300 m

Distribution

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Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

The most striking feature of Atriplex serenana var. serenana is its usually elongate, paniculate staminate inflorescence with its numerous beadlike glomerules. The taxon in the broad sense is closely allied to the disjunct Atriplex wrightii.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

Stanley L. Welsh +
A. Nelson ex Abrams +
slippery +
aromatic +
subsessile +, sessile +  and monomorphic +
broadest +
Arenariae +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
subconcolorous +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
lanceolate +  and oblong elliptic or oval +
3mm;12mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
0 +  and 1/2 +
cuneate +  and ovate or obovate +
3-5-parted +
Calif. +, Nev. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
70-1300 m +
with 1 or moreslender or flattened appendages +  and smooth +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
pistillate +  and staminate +
rarely +  and lacking +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
reduced +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Alkaline valleys, marshy areas, valley grasslands, coastal sage scrub, sometimes ruderal weed +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
petiolate +  and subsessile +
deciduous +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
sharply dentate +  and entire +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Fl. Los Angeles, +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
flattened +
elongate +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex sect. Obione +
Atriplex serenana var. serenana +
Atriplex serenana +
variety +
dicotyledonous +
subsessile +  and sessile +
compressed;cuneate-orbicular;obovate +
5dm +  and 20dm +