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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex micrantha Ledeb.
Habit: Annual, erect, 5--15 dm. Stem: stiff, branches generally ascending, striate, green, sparsely scaly. Leaf: proximal opposite, distal alternate; blade 10--65 mm, triangular to lanceolate, green, entire to irregularly wavy-dentate, glabrous to sparsely fine-scaly, base hastate or tapering; distal leaves abruptly reduced; non-Kranz. Inflorescence: panicle-like; branches spike-like, terminal or axillary. Pistillate Inflorescence: bracts in fruit of 2 sizes, 2--2.5 mm or 5--7 mm; free, +- round, entire, smooth, not net-veined. Seed: of 2 kinds; 1--1.5 mm, spheric, black; or 2--3 mm, flattened, yellow-brown. Chromosomes: 2n=36.
Ecology: Open, generally disturbed places; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRF, GV, WTR, GB (exc W&I); Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: May--Oct
Unabridged Synonyms: Atriplex heterosperma Bunge
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Atriplex lindleyi
Next taxon: Atriplex minuscula
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2017. Atriplex micrantha, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15235, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.