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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex coulteri (Moq.) D. Dietr.
Habit: Perennial herb, subshrub < 5 dm; monoecious. Stem: 1--several from base, decumbent to erect, branches generally many, spreading to ascending. Leaf: blade 7--20 mm, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, gray-scaly especially abaxially; Kranz. Staminate Inflorescence: generally spike, terminal. Pistillate Inflorescence: bracts in fruit 2--3 mm, fused proximally, obovate, sharply dentate distally, smooth or few-tubercled. Seed: 1--1.5 mm, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Alkaline or clay soils, open sites, scrub, coastal bluff scrub; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, ChI; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Oct Note: Plants from eastern SCo (Hemet) may be an undescribed taxon.
Unabridged Synonyms: Obione coulteri Moq.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Atriplex coronata var. vallicola
Next taxon: Atriplex depressa
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2017. Atriplex coulteri, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 1, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=15202, accessed on April 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 23, 2017.