Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii

(Standley) G. D. Brown

Amer. Midl. Naturalist 55: 205. 1956.

Common names: Griffiths’ saltbush
Endemic
Basionym: Atriplex griffithsii Standley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 63. 1916
Synonyms: Atriplex lentiformis subsp. griffithsii (Standley) H. M. Hall & Clements Atriplex lentiformis var. griffithsii (Standley) L. D. Benson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 378.

Plants mainly 3–10 dm; branchlets slender, striately angled, not spiny. Petiole 1–2 mm. Pistillate flowers borne in panicles 5–20 cm. Fruiting bracteoles subreniform, mainly 3–4 (–4.5) × (3.5–) 5–6 mm. Seeds 1.4–1.9 mm wide.


Phenology: Flowering spring–winter.
Habitat: Saline flats
Elevation: 1200 m

Discussion

The leaves of Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii are thick, with rounded edges, the staminate glomerules are beadlike, 2–3.5 mm thick in interrupted spikes borne in terminal, leafy-based panicles.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broad" is not a number.

wingless +  and winged +
Rounded (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Stanley L. Welsh +
(Standley) G. D. Brown +
slippery +
aromatic +
truncate +  and obtuse +
Atriplex griffithsii +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
greenish;grayish +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (3.2 cm32 mm <br />0.032 m <br />) +
subhastate +, ovate +  and deltate rhombic oval or lanceolate +
4mm;16mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
3-5-parted +
Griffiths’ saltbush +
1200 m +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Saline flats +
bladderlike +
terminal +  and axillary +
sessile +  and petiolate +
persistent +
not winged +  and winged +
stipitate +  and sessile +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
once-branched +
persistent +  and deciduous +
(1-)3-5-lobed +
papery +  and chartaceous +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–winter. +
Amer. Midl. Naturalist +
pointing +  and ascending +
sublateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
0.14 cm1.4 mm <br />0.0014 m <br /> (0.19 cm1.9 mm <br />0.0019 m <br />) +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex lentiformis subsp. griffithsii +  and Atriplex lentiformis var. griffithsii +
Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii +
Atriplex torreyi +
variety +
spicate +  and naked +
spicate +  and naked +
tuberculate +
dicotyledonous +
compressed;orbiculate +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +