Atriplex torreyi var. torreyi

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 378.

Plants mainly 8–20 dm, and as wide or wider; twigs stout or slender, striately angled, sometimes bluntly spiny. Petiole 2–4 mm. Pistillate flowers borne in panicles 5–20+ cm. Fruiting bracteoles orbiculate to subreniform, mainly 1.3–3.8 × 2–4.6 mm. Seeds 1–1.7 mm wide.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Mesquite, creosote bush, greasewood, rabbitbrush, shadscale, saltgrass, saltbush, and blackbrush communities, mainly in saline substrates
Elevation: 500-2000 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broad" is not a number.

wingless +  and winged +
Rounded (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Stanley L. Welsh +
(S. Watson) S. Watson +
slippery +
aromatic +
truncate +  and obtuse +
Obione torreyi +
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 +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +  and Utah. +
500-2000 m +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
not +  and connate +
enlarged +
Mesquite, creosote bush, greasewood, rabbitbrush, shadscale, saltgrass, saltbush, and blackbrush communities, mainly in saline substrates +
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 +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
pointing +  and ascending +
sublateral +  and superior +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br />) +
cylindric +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
opposite +  and alternate +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex lentiformis subsp. torreyi +  and Atriplex lentiformis var. torreyi +
Atriplex torreyi var. torreyi +
Atriplex torreyi +
variety +
spicate +  and naked +
spicate +  and naked +
tuberculate +
slender +  and stout +
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 +
wider +  and wide +