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
Link to protologue:
Typification:
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: 47 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control ()
  • Animal food: forage ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California (s.), Nevada (s.), Utah (s.w.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja California, Sonora]


References:

  1. Beatley, J. C. Vascular plants of the Nevada test site and central-southern Nevada. 1976 (F NevTestS)
  2. Englert, J. M. et al. 2002. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  3. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  4. Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  5. Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. (F Ariz)
  6. Munz, P. A. A flora of southern California. (F SCalif)
  7. Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. (F CalifMunz)
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  9. Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. (F SonorDes)
  10. Standley, P. C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. (TreesS Mex)
  11. 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.

Check other web resources for Atriplex polycarpa (Torr.) S. Watson :

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?6035. Accessed 24 May 2018.