Atriplex phyllostegia

(Torrey ex S. Watson) S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 9: 108. 1874.

Common names: Truckee orach
Basionym: Obione phyllostegia Torrey ex S. Watson Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 291. 1871
Synonyms: Atriplex draconis M. E. Jones Atriplex phyllostegia var. draconis (M. E. Jones) Fosberg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 368. Mentioned on page 327, 344, 365, 369.

Herbs monoecious (or entirely pistillate), erect, much-branched, rounded, bushy, 0.5–6 dm. Stems mostly ascending, terete. Leaves: petiole 0.3–2 cm; blade 10–50 × 5–25 mm, base varying from shortly hastate to truncate or cuneate. Staminate flowers in small to moderate, axillary glomerules near ends of branches, or in bracteate terminal spikes. Pistillate flowers in axillary clusters. Fruiting bracteoles lanceolate or oblong, 5–14(–20) mm, sharply lobed to tuberculate at base, also often sharply cristate below usually attenuate apical lobe; tips widely recurved-spreading. Seeds brown, 1.2 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–Aug.
Habitat: Valley bottoms, silty or clay, less commonly, sandy alluvium with greasewood
Elevation: 1200-1500 m


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Stanley L. Welsh +
(Torrey ex S. Watson) S. Watson +
Obione phyllostegia +
Truckee orach +
1200-1500 m +
Valley bottoms, silty or clay, less commonly, sandy alluvium with greasewood +
Flowering Apr–Aug. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Atriplex draconis +  and Atriplex phyllostegia var. draconis +
Atriplex phyllostegia +
Atriplex sect. Phyllostegiae +
species +