Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii

(Standley) G. D. Brown
Amer. Midl. Naturalist 55: 205. 1956.
Common names: Griffiths’ saltbush
Basionym: 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.
Revision as of 21:02, 24 September 2019 by FNA>Volume Importer

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.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Stanley L. Welsh +
(Standley) G. D. Brown +
Atriplex griffithsii +
Griffiths’ saltbush +
1200 m +
Saline flats +
Flowering spring–winter. +
Amer. Midl. Naturalist +
Atriplex lentiformis subsp. griffithsii +  and Atriplex lentiformis var. griffithsii +
Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii +
Atriplex torreyi +
variety +