Atriplex coronata var. vallicola
Rhodora 102: 423. 2001
Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Dried rain pools and flats, alkaline soils
Elevation: 200-400 m
Of conservation concern.
Atriplex coronata var. vallicola is often found with Atriplex polycarpa, Suaeda fruticosa, Allenrolfea occidentalis, Plantago insularis, Eremalche parryi, Bromus rubens, and Festuca spp. D. Taylor and D. H. Wilken (1993) noted that this variety intergrades with, and is perhaps best considered a subspecies of, Atriplex coronata. That observation in borne out by plants of both taxa from sites in Kern County, at least. The differences are subtle and subject to interpretation. Another choice would be to regard it as a synonym of A. coronata. Greenhouse-grown specimens and some individuals from mesic stands have elliptic, entire to serrate, leaves to 25 mm and 8 mm wide.
According to D. Taylor and D. H. Wilken (1993), plants from the San Joaquin Valley (Carrizo Plain) are undescribed and have the following characters: yellow-green scaly; leaves petiolate, blade ovate; fruiting bracteoles ± 3–4 mm, smooth.
|Author||Stanley L. Welsh +|
|Authority||(Hoover) S. L. Welsh +|
|Basionyms||Atriplex vallicola +|
|Common name||Valley crownscale +|
|Elevation||200-400 m +|
|Habitat||Dried rain pools and flats, alkaline soils +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering spring–fall. +|
|Publication title||Rhodora +|
|Publication year||2001 +|
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|Synonyms||Atriplex elegans var. coronata + and Obione coronata +|
|Taxon family||Chenopodiaceae +|
|Taxon name||Atriplex coronata var. vallicola +|
|Taxon parent||Atriplex coronata +|
|Taxon rank||variety +|
|Volume||Volume 4 +|