Atriplex sect. Semibaccata
in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 16c: 515. 1934.
Plants annual or short-lived perennial, erect to procumbent or diffuse. Leaves with Kranz-type anatomy. Pistillate flowers lacking perianth, enclosed by a pair of bracteoles. Bracteoles distinct or united, thin or variously thickened, but not spongy, appendages tuberculate, foliaceous, inflated, spinose, or lacking, not spongy. Seeds ascending or erect; radicle lateral.
Introduced in United States and elsewhere, Australia.
Species ca. 36 species (2 in the flora).