Atriplex gardneri var. falcata

(M. E. Jones) S. L. Welsh

Great Basin Naturalist 44: 191. 1984

Common names: Jones’ saltbush
Basionyms: Atriplex nuttallii var. falcata M. E. Jones Contr. W. Bot. 11: 19. 1903
Synonyms: Atriplex falcata (M. E. Jones) Standley Atriplex nuttallii var. anomala M. E. Jones Atriplex nuttallii subsp. falcata (M. E. Jones) H. M. Hall & Clements
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 373. Mentioned on page 372, 374.
Subshrubs, dioecous or sparingly to commonly monoecious, clump forming, mostly 1.5–4.5 × 1.5–7 dm. Stems decumbent. Leaves tardily deciduous, alternate, sessile; blade linear-oblanceolate to spatulate, 15–50 × 2–6 mm, 5–10 times longer than wide. Staminate flowers tan to dark brown (sometimes yellow), in glomerules 3–4 mm thick, in terminal panicles 4–8 cm. Pistillate flowers in spikes or panicles 8–30 cm, sometimes with short branches. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or on stipes to 6 mm, body lanceolate, 3–8 × 2–5 mm, tapering to acuminate apex, tip 0.5–5 mm, teeth united 1/2 of length, lacking lateral teeth, with tubercles or not. Seeds 1–1.5 mm broad. 2n = 18, 36.

Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Sagebrush, shadscale, and greasewood communities in fine-textured saline substrates
Elevation: 1300-2000 m

Distribution

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Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Discussion

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Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.