Taxon: Atriplex polycarpa (Torr.) S. Watson

 
Genus: Atriplex
Family: Chenopodiaceae
  Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
      Tribe: Chenopodieae
Nomen number: 6035
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 9:117. 1874
Name Verified on: 20-Jun-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Mar-2003
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 42 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • cattle-spinach  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • desert saltbush  (Source: F Ariz) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2002)
  • Animal food: forage (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2002)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California, - Sonora
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah

References:

  • Beatley, J. C. Vascular plants of the Nevada test site and central-southern Nevada. 1976 (F NevTestS)
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 2002. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Munz, P. A. A flora of southern California. 1974 (F SCalif)
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. 1959 (F CalifMunz)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Standley, P. C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. 1920 (TreesS Mex)
  • Welsh, S. L. & C. Crompton 1995. Names and types in perennial Atriplex Linnaeus (Chenopodiaceae) in North America selectively exclusive of Mexico Great Basin Naturalist 55:329.

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Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image