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

20a.6. Atriplex Linnaeus (subg. Atriplex) sect. Dialysex Moquin-Tandon, Chenop. Monogr. Enum. 64. 1840.

Plants perennial herbs or shrubs, dioecious or semidioecious. Leaves with Kranz-type anatomy. Pistillate flowers lacking perianth, enclosed by a pair of bracteoles. Bracteoles ovoid to fan-shaped or subcircular, united to about middle, faces lacking tubercles. Seeds erect; radicle lateral.

Species 14 species (2 in the flora): introduced; rather widely distributed, including North America, Australia.


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