Taxon: Atriplex rosea L.

Genus: Atriplex
Family: Chenopodiaceae
  Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
      Tribe: Chenopodieae
Nomen number: 6041
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:1493. 1763
Name Verified on: 28-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Biology of Canadian weeds 67. 1995)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Georgia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile


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