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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:
Name Verified on: 20-Jun-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 49 (49 active, 44 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: erosion control

Distributional Range:

    Native

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


References:

  1. Beatley, J. C. 1976. Vascular plants of the Nevada test site and central-southern Nevada
  2. Englert, J. M. et al. 2002. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  4. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  5. Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  6. Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  7. Munz, P. A. 1974. A flora of southern California.
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  9. Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  10. Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721.
  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 :

  • 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
  • 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.

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?id=6035. Accessed 25 August 2019.