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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex lentiformis (Torr.) S. Watson
Habit: Shrub, erect, 8--40 dm, generally wider than tall; monoecious or dioecious. Stem: branches many, spreading to ascending; twigs occasionally spine-like in age, densely fine-scaly, glabrous in age. Leaf: petioled, blade 12--60 mm, ovate to oblong-elliptic or deltate, entire to wavy, base truncate to +- hastate; Kranz. Pistillate Inflorescence: +- panicle-like, terminal; bracts in fruit 2--6 mm, fused to middle, wide-ovate to round, entire to minutely crenate. Seed: +- 1.5 mm, dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Alkaline or saline washes, dry lakes, scrub; Elevation: < 1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SN, deltaic GV, SCoRI, SCo, s ChI, n WTR, PR, SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct Note: If recognized taxonomically, coastal, ChI plants with large leaves, fruits assignable to Atriplex lentiformis subsp. breweri (S. Watson) H.M. Hall & Clem.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Atriplex hymenelytra
Next taxon: Atriplex leucophylla
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2016. Atriplex lentiformis, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15228, accessed on August 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 31, 2016.