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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 4 | Chenopodiaceae | Atriplex

20a.5. Atriplex Linnaeus (subg. Atriplex) sect. Semibaccata (Standley) Ulbrich in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2. 16c: 515. 1934.

Atriplex [unranked] Semibaccatae Standley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 52. 1916

Plants annual or short-lived perennial, erect to procumbent or diffuse. Leaves with Kranz-type anatomy. Pistillate flowers lacking perianth, enclosed by a pair of bracteoles. Bracteoles distinct or united, thin or variously thickened, but not spongy, appendages tuberculate, foliaceous, inflated, spinose, or lacking, not spongy. Seeds ascending or erect; radicle lateral.

Species ca. 36 species (2 in the flora): introduced in United States and elsewhere, Australia.


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