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Taxon: Atriplex halimus L.

 
Genus: Atriplex
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Chenopodieae
Nomen number: 6013
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1052. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 23-Jan-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 25 (20 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Mediterranean saltbush  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • sea orache  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • shrubby orache  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • qataf  (Source: F Egypt) - Arabic
  • arroche halime  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • pourpier de mer  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Strauchmelde  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • salgadeira  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • álimo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • armuelle glauco  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • marisma  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • orzaga  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • osagra  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • salgada  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food: vegetable (famine food fide L Edible Pl)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia, South Africa [Eastern Cape, Free State, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai] Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aellen, P. 1939. Die Atriplex-Arten des Orients Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 70:11-13.
  2. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13. (L Cape)
  3. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  4. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  5. Eriksson, O. et al. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2. (L Macar ed2)
  6. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  9. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987 (L SAfr)
  10. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  11. Hegi, G. et al. Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa. ed. 1:1906-1931; ed. 2:1936-68; ed. 3:1966- (IllF MEur) 686.
  12. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  13. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  14. Lems, K. Floristic botany of the Canary islands. (L Canary)
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. (F Alger)
  19. Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  20. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  21. Täckholm, V. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2. (SF Egypt)
  22. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  23. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  24. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

Check other web resources for Atriplex halimus L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

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?id=6013. Accessed 22 November 2018.