Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii

(Standley) G. D. Brown

Amer. Midl. Naturalist 55: 205. 1956

Common names: Griffiths’ saltbush
Basionyms: Atriplex griffithsii Standley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 63. 1916
Synonyms: Atriplex lentiformis subsp. griffithsii (Standley) H. M. Hall & Clements Atriplex lentiformis var. griffithsii (Standley) L. D. Benson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 378.
Plants mainly 3–10 dm; branchlets slender, striately angled, not spiny. Petiole 1–2 mm. Pistillate flowers borne in panicles 5–20 cm. Fruiting bracteoles subreniform, mainly 3–4(–4.5) × (3.5–)5–6 mm. Seeds 1.4–1.9 mm wide.

Phenology: Flowering spring–winter.
Habitat: Saline flats
Elevation: 1200 m

Discussion

The leaves of Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii are thick, with rounded edges, the staminate glomerules are beadlike, 2–3.5 mm thick in interrupted spikes borne in terminal, leafy-based panicles.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.