Atriplex parryi

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 378. 1882

Common names: Parry’s saltbush
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 378. Mentioned on page 330, 377.
Shrubs, dioecious, mainly 2–5 dm, armed. Leaves, short petiolate to sessile; blade orbiculate-cordate, or ovate-deltate to elliptic, 7–16(–22) × 6–10(–16) mm, base truncate or tapering, entire or less commonly subhastate. Staminate flowers in glomerules on interrupted, leafy paniculate spikes. Pistillate flowers in small glomerules borne in leafy, paniculate spikes. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or nearly so, truncate-flabelliform, 3–4 × 3–5 mm, thick and rigid, spongy, united to beyond middle, margin entire, faces smooth. Seeds brown, 1.3–1.9 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Saline, fine-textured soils
Elevation: 60-1500 m

Discussion

Atriplex parryi occurs with greasewood, saltbush, saltgrass, and Nitrophila. The cordate-clasping, sessile leaves and spiny branches distinguish this species from its nearest congeners.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Atriplex parryi"
AuthorStanley L. Welsh +
AuthorityS. Watson +
BasionymsUndefined subg. Pterochiton + and Atriplex sect. Deserticola +
Common nameParry’s saltbush +
DistributionCalif. + and Nev. +
Elevation60-1500 m +
HabitatSaline, fine-textured soils +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering spring–fall. +
Publication titleProc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
Publication year1882 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V4/V4 751.xml +
SynonymsCanescentes +, Confertifoliae +, Nuttallianae +, Obione sect. Deserticola + and Obione subg. Pterochiton +
Taxon familyChenopodiaceae +
Taxon nameAtriplex parryi +
Taxon parentAtriplex subg. Pterochiton +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +