Atriplex gardneri var. falcata

(M. E. Jones) S. L. Welsh

Great Basin Naturalist 44: 191. 1984.

Common names: Jones’ saltbush
Basionym: Atriplex nuttallii var. falcata M. E. Jones Contr. W. Bot. 11: 19. 1903
Synonyms: Atriplex falcata (M. E. Jones) Standley Atriplex nuttallii var. anomala M. E. Jones Atriplex nuttallii subsp. falcata (M. E. Jones) H. M. Hall & Clements
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 373. Mentioned on page 372, 374.

Subshrubs, dioecous or sparingly to commonly monoecious, clump forming, mostly 1.5–4.5 × 1.5–7 dm. Stems decumbent. Leaves tardily deciduous, alternate, sessile; blade linear-oblanceolate to spatulate, 15–50 × 2–6 mm, 5–10 times longer than wide. Staminate flowers tan to dark brown (sometimes yellow), in glomerules 3–4 mm thick, in terminal panicles 4–8 cm. Pistillate flowers in spikes or panicles 8–30 cm, sometimes with short branches. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or on stipes to 6 mm, body lanceolate, 3–8 × 2–5 mm, tapering to acuminate apex, tip 0.5–5 mm, teeth united 1/2 of length, lacking lateral teeth, with tubercles or not. Seeds 1–1.5 mm broad. 2n = 18, 36.

Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Sagebrush, shadscale, and greasewood communities in fine-textured saline substrates
Elevation: 1300-2000 m


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Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

Stanley L. Welsh +
(M. E. Jones) S. L. Welsh +
Atriplex nuttallii var. falcata +
Jones’ saltbush +
Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
1300-2000 m +
Sagebrush, shadscale, and greasewood communities in fine-textured saline substrates +
Flowering summer–fall. +
Great Basin Naturalist +
Atriplex falcata +, Atriplex nuttallii var. anomala +  and Atriplex nuttallii subsp. falcata +
Atriplex gardneri var. falcata +
Atriplex gardneri +
variety +