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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex dioica Raf.
Habit: Annual 5--15 dm. Stem: branched at base, generally erect; branches ascending, +- red to straw-colored at base, green-striate distally. Leaf: petioles 10--30 mm; blade 20--80(190) mm, lanceolate to triangular-ovate, entire to dentate, green to +- red, sparsely fine-scaly, glabrous in age, base generally hastate; non-Kranz. Pistillate Inflorescence: bracts in fruit 3--7 mm, fused at base, ovate to wide-triangular, spongy, few-dentate, smooth or tubercles 2, base truncate to obtuse. Seed: of 2 kinds; 1.5--2 mm wide, black, or 2--3 mm wide, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=36,54.
Ecology: Moist, saline or alkaline soils; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s ScV, SnJV, CCo, SnFrB, SCo; Distribution Outside California: to eastern North America. Flowering Time: Jul--Nov
Synonyms: Atriplex subspicata (Nutt.) Rydb.; Atriplex patula L. var. subspicata (Nutt.) S. Watson; Chenopodium subspicatum Nutt.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Atriplex depressa
Next taxon: Atriplex elegans
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2017. Atriplex dioica, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15275, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.