Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii
Amer. Midl. Naturalist 55: 205. 1956.
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
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.