Atriplex elegans var. fasciculata

(S. Watson) M. E. Jones

Contr. W. Bot. 12: 76. 1908

Common names: Mecca orach
Basionyms: Atriplex fasciculata S. Watson Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 377. 1882
Synonyms: Atriplex elegans subsp. fasciculata (S. Watson) H. M. Hall & Clements Atriplex saltonensis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Mentioned on page 365.

Stems 0.5–4.5 dm. Fruiting bracteoles sessile, samaralike, orbiculate, compressed, 3–4 mm, united to beyond middle, margin rather minutely and acutely toothed, teeth mainly 0.3– 0.5 mm. Seeds 1.5 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Alkaline flats, valley grasslands, deserts
Elevation: 70-1000 m


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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California).


Selected References


Lower Taxa


Stanley L. Welsh +
(S. Watson) M. E. Jones +
Atriplex fasciculata +
Mecca orach +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
70-1000 m +
Alkaline flats, valley grasslands, deserts +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Contr. W. Bot. +
Atriplex elegans subsp. fasciculata +  and Atriplex saltonensis +
Atriplex elegans var. fasciculata +
Atriplex elegans +
variety +