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Taxon: Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Watson

 
Genus: Atriplex
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Chenopodieae
Nomen number: 6004
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 9:119. 1874
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Jun-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 73 (71 active, 24 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • shadscale  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • sheepfat  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • spiny saltbush  (Source: Hortus 3) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [North Dakota, South Dakota]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon (e.), Wyoming]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]
    • Mexico (n.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Bassett, I. J. et al. 1983. The genus Atriplex in Canada. Monogr. Res. Branch Canada Dept. Agric. 31:17.
  2. Beatley, J. C. 1976. Vascular plants of the Nevada test site and central-southern Nevada
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Atriplex+confertifolia&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Harrington, H. 1954. Manual of the plants of Colorado.
  6. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  7. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955-1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  8. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  9. Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  11. Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  12. Munz, P. A. 1974. A flora of southern California.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  15. Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721.
  16. Welsh, S. L. & C. Crompton. 1995. Names and types in perennial Atriplex Linnaeus (Chenopodiaceae) in North America selectively exclusive of Mexico. Great Basin Naturalist 55:325.
  17. Welsh, S. L. & G. Moore. 1973. Utah plants

Check other web resources for Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Watson :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?6004. Accessed 22 November 2019.