Sp. Pl. 2: 1053. 1753
Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Atlantic and Gulf coasts, ballast and waste grounds
Elevation: 0-50 m
Ala., Conn., Fla., Mass., N.H., N.J., Pa., Europe.
H. M. Hall and F. E. Clements (1923) treated Atriplex tatarica at specific level with the above distribution (as an introduced ballast plant of rare occurrence), but did not recognize the closely similar A. laciniata, which is currently the species recognized for coastal eastern America. They evidently interpreted A. tatarica to include A. lampa Gillies as identified by P. C. Standley (1916). Atriplex lampa is a shrubby species from South America and does not figure in consideration of North American taxa. Atriplex tatarica includes a complex of forms and varieties in Flora URSS (M. M. Iljin 1936). In Flora Europaea (P. Aellen 1964b) A. tatarica and A. laciniata are separated in the key by the glomerules of A. tatarica being borne in terminal, leafless, often long panicles, whereas those of A. laciniata are borne axillary or in leafy clusters. The species differ otherwise in stature, A. laciniata being a dwarf plant up to 30 cm and with small leaves, A. tatarica being a robust annual up to 150 cm, and with large leaves. The illustration by Hall and Clements (fig. 38) shows a plant with leafy panicle.
Atriplex tatarica has been ignored by H. A. Gleason and A. Cronquist (1991) and by all other authors of floras covering the northeastern United States.
|Author||Stanley L. Welsh +|
|Basionyms||Sclero calymma +|
|Common name||Tatarian orach +|
|Distribution||Ala. +, Conn. +, Fla. +, Mass. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, Pa. + and Europe. +|
|Elevation||0-50 m +|
|Habitat||Atlantic and Gulf coasts, ballast and waste grounds +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering late summer–fall. +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
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|Taxon family||Chenopodiaceae +|
|Taxon name||Atriplex tatarica +|
|Taxon parent||Atriplex sect. Sclerocalymma +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 4 +|