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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Watson
Habit: Shrub < 10 dm, generally rounded, +- erect, many-branched. Stem: twigs generally spreading, stiff, spine-like in age. Leaf: +- sessile to short-petioled; blade 8--24 mm, elliptic to obovate or wide-ovate, firm, densely gray-scaly; Kranz. Pistillate Inflorescence: occasionally terminal; bracts in fruit 5--12(24) mm, +- free, wide-elliptic to +- round, entire to few-dentate, smooth. Seed: 1.5--2 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=18,36,54,72,90,108.
Ecology: Alkaline flats, gravelly slopes in scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: < 2400 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNH (e slope), GB, SCoRI, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, north-central United States, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: May hybridize with Atriplex canescens.
Synonyms: Obione confertifolia Torr. & Frém.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Atriplex canescens var. macilenta
Next taxon: Atriplex cordulata
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2016. Atriplex confertifolia, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15195, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.