in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 54. 1916
Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Sandy seashores, coastal salt marshes
Elevation: 0-50 m
Ala., Conn., Fla., Ga., La., Mass., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., West Indies, South America (Venezuela and Colombia to Peru).
D. S. Correll and M. C. Johnston (1970), treated both Atriplex texana and A. wardii at the specific level. The diagnostic features used to distinguish them, dentate versus entire leaf blades and smooth versus tuberculate faces of fruiting bracteoles, fail singly and in combination. Both taxa were regarded by H. M. Hall and F. E. Clements (1923) as variants of typical A. pentandra, and this worker tentatively agrees with those authors’ conclusions. Specimens from Galveston, Texas—the type locality of A. wardii—are apparently intermediate with A. mucronata (see below) and form the basis on which A. wardii was founded. Some of those specimens have been annotated by me and others as A. mucronata. The plants have entire leaves more closely matching those of A. mucronata, but the small fruiting bracteoles, though usually lacking tubercles on the faces, are of similar proportions to those of typical A. pentandra. Atriplex pentandra and A. mucronata are certainly very closely allied.
|Author||Stanley L. Welsh +|
|Authority||(Jacquin) Standley in N. L. Britton et al. +|
|Basionyms||Axyris pentandra +|
|Common name||Seas hore orach +|
|Distribution||Ala. +, Conn. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Mass. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, West Indies + and South America (Venezuela and Colombia to Peru). +|
|Elevation||0-50 m +|
|Habitat||Sandy seashores, coastal salt marshes +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering summer–fall. +|
|Publication title||in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. +|
|Publication year||1916 +|
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|Synonyms||Atriplex texana + and Atriplex wardii +|
|Taxon family||Chenopodiaceae +|
|Taxon name||Atriplex pentandra +|
|Taxon parent||Atriplex subsect. Arenariae +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 4 +|