2229.000 Atriplex L. - Saltbush, Orache

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs, or shrubs; often covered with bladderlike hairs, that later collapse and form a silvery, scurfy or mealy surface, rarely with elongate trichomes. Leaves alternate, or rarely opposite, petiolate or sessile, often persistent or tardily deciduous; lamina flat or slightly fleshy; margins entire or toothed, or lobed and very variable in shape. Inflorescence consists of axillary or terminal spikes or spicate panicles, or axillary clusters of glomeruled flowers. Flowers are unisexual, some species are monoecious, others dioecious. Male flowers consist of 3-5 perianth lobes; female flowers usually lack a perianth, but are enclosed by 2 foliaceous bracteoles. Fruit an achene, enclosed by and united with 2 erect bracteoles. Seeds flattened, leathery.

Worldwide: 250-300 species almost worldwide.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
halimus L.MS,GI,M

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Flora of Botswana: Atriplex
Flora of Zambia: Atriplex
Flora of Zimbabwe: Atriplex

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Atriplex
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Atriplex
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Atriplex
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Atriplex
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iNaturalist: Atriplex
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Atriplex
JSTOR Plant Science: Atriplex
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Atriplex
Plants of the World Online: Atriplex
Tropicos: Atriplex
Wikipedia: Atriplex

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Atriplex.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=520, retrieved 22 July 2024

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