Atriplex suberecta

I. Verdoorn

Bothalia 6: 418, figs. 2, 3(2). 1954.

Common names: Sprawling saltbush
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 343. Mentioned on page 325, 326.

Herbs, annual or perennial, sprawling to ascending, 2–6 dm, branching from densely scaly base. Leaves mostly alternate, shortly petiolate; blade narrow to broadly rhomboid, lanceolate, oblanceolate, or elliptic, (8–) 12–35 (–42) × 6–16 mm, thin, margin coarsely and irregularly dentate, glabrescent adaxially, somewhat scurfy abaxially. Staminate flowers in subterminal, axillary glomerules. Pistillate flowers in axillary glomerules. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or on the stipe to 0.5 mm, rhombic to obovate, almost flat to convex, 2.2–4 × 1.7–2.7 mm, thin or somewhat thickened in age, connate in basal 1/2, margin entire in basal 1/2, 2–4-toothed in distal 1/2, apex acute, scurfy. Seeds circular. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Disturbed places, with other ruderal weeds
Elevation: 10-900 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Utah, Australia, naturalized South Africa

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Atriplex suberecta"
connate +
tuberculate +
Stanley L. Welsh +
I. Verdoorn +
slippery +
aromatic +
Semibaccatae +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (4.2 cm42 mm <br />0.042 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
elliptic +, oblanceolate +, lanceolate +  and rhomboid +
thin;6mm;16mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
united +  and distinct +
variously--shaped +
thickened +  and thin +
3-5-parted +
Sprawling saltbush +
Calif. +, Utah +, Australia +  and naturalized South Africa +
10-900 m +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Disturbed places, with other ruderal weeds +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
deciduous +  and persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
entire +  and dentate +
scurfy +  and glabrescent +
2-4-toothed +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering summer–fall. +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
erect +  and ascending +
flattened +
Introduced +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
0.22 cm2.2 mm <br />0.0022 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br /> (0.27 cm2.7 mm <br />0.0027 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex suberecta +
Atriplex sect. Semibaccata +
species +
dicotyledonous +
perennial +  and annual +
sprawling;ascending +