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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex polycarpa (Torr.) S. Watson
Habit: Shrub, erect, 5--20 dm, densely gray-scaly. Stem: branches many, spreading to ascending; twigs slender, +- spine-like in age. Leaf: generally +- sessile, blade 3--25 mm, oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, +- thick; Kranz. Pistillate Inflorescence: occasionally terminal; bracts in fruit 2--3 mm, fused proximally, +- spheric, minutely crenate to dentate, smooth to tubercled. Seed: 1--1.5 mm, light brown. Chromosomes: 2n=18,36,72.
Ecology: Alkaline flats, dry lakes; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV and margins, n TR, e PR, s SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
Unabridged Note: May hybridize with Atriplex canescens, Atriplex lentiformis. Riefner & Boyd (J BRIT 1:724 2007) report this from western PR in Riverside Co.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Atriplex persistens
Next taxon: Atriplex prostrata
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2016. Atriplex polycarpa, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15258, 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.