Atriplex canescens var. gigantea
Great Basin Naturalist 44: 189. 1984
Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Active sand dunes
Elevation: 1400-1600 m
Atriplex canescens var. gigantea occurs with scurfpea (Psoralidium lanceolatum), ricegrass (Stipa hymenoides), and other dune plants. Occasional plants with very large bracts occur as far south as El Paso County, Texas. The chromosomal status for Atriplex canescens var. gigantea is unknown, however, and is evidently unusual in the species in being diploid. The population in Juab County, Texas, occurs in active sand dunes and accommodates the change in depth of sand by rooting (i.e., layering) along the buried portions of the stem (H. C. Stutz et al. 1975). Actual plant length below the sand surface is often much greater than that showing above the surface.
Atriplex canescens var. gigantea is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.
|Author||Stanley L. Welsh +|
|Authority||S. L. Welsh & Stutz +|
|Basionyms||Calligonum canescens +|
|Common name||Lynndyl fourwing +|
|Elevation||1400-1600 m +|
|Habitat||Active sand dunes +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering summer–fall. +|
|Publication title||Great Basin Naturalist +|
|Publication year||1984 +|
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|Synonyms||Atriplex nuttallii +|
|Taxon family||Chenopodiaceae +|
|Taxon name||Atriplex canescens var. gigantea +|
|Taxon parent||Atriplex canescens +|
|Taxon rank||variety +|
|Volume||Volume 4 +|