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59b. Atriplex torreyi (S. Watson) S. Watson var. griffithsii (Standley) G. D. Brown, Amer. Midl. Naturalist. 55: 205. 1956.

Griffiths’ saltbush

Atriplex griffithsii Standley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 63. 1916; A. lentiformis (Torrey) S. Watson subsp. griffithsii (Standley) H. M. Hall & Clements; A. lentiformis var. griffithsii (Standley) L. D. Benson

Plants mainly 3-10 dm; branchlets slender, striately angled, not spiny. Petiole 1-2 mm. Pistillate flowers borne in panicles 5-20 cm. Fruiting bracteoles subreniform, mainly 3-4(-4.5) Ă— (3.5-)5-6 mm. Seeds 1.4-1.9 mm wide.

Flowering spring-winter. Saline flats; 1200 m; Ariz.

The leaves of Atriplex torreyi var. griffithsii are thick, with rounded edges, the staminate glomerules are beadlike, 2-3.5 mm thick in interrupted spikes borne in terminal, leafy-based panicles.


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