Atriplex serenana var. serenana

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 361.

Staminate inflorescences of elongate spikes or panicles, with numerous, beadlike glomerules. Fruiting bracteoles mainly 1-veined, 2.1–3.5 × 1.7–3.5 mm wide.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Alkaline valleys, marshy areas, valley grasslands, coastal sage scrub, sometimes ruderal weed
Elevation: 70-1300 m

Distribution

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Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California).

Discussion

The most striking feature of Atriplex serenana var. serenana is its usually elongate, paniculate staminate inflorescence with its numerous beadlike glomerules. The taxon in the broad sense is closely allied to the disjunct Atriplex wrightii.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Stanley L. Welsh +
A. Nelson ex Abrams +
Arenariae +
Calif. +, Nev. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
70-1300 m +
Alkaline valleys, marshy areas, valley grasslands, coastal sage scrub, sometimes ruderal weed +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Fl. Los Angeles, +
Atriplex sect. Obione +
Atriplex serenana var. serenana +
Atriplex serenana +
variety +