Atriplex sect. Semibaccata

(Standley) Ulbrich

in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 16c: 515. 1934.

Basionym: Semibaccatae Standley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 52. 1916
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 342. Mentioned on page 325, 326.

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).

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