Atriplex powellii

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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Chenopodioideae
Tribus: Chenopodieae (incl. Atripliceae)
Genus: Atriplex
Species: Atriplex powellii

Varietates: A. p. var. minuticarpa – A. p. var. powellii


Atriplex powellii S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 9: 114. (1874)

  • Lectotype: USA (Arizona), Powell s.n. Lectotype: GH (designated by Bassett et al., The genus Atriplex (Chenopodiaceae) in Canada 56. 1983)


  • Homotypic
    • Obione powellii (S.Watson ) Ulbr., Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engler & Prantl] 16c: 507. (1934)
  • Heterotypic
    • Atriplex nelsonii M.E.Jones, Contr. W. Bot. 11: 21. (1903), as 'Nelsoni'
      • Type: USA: Wyoming, Howell Lake, A. Nelson 5311, 13 Sept. 1898.
    • Atriplex philonitra A.Nelson, Bot. Gaz. 34: 358. (1902)
      • Type: USA: Wyoming, Laramie River, A. Nelson 8171, Sept. 1900. Holotype: RM.


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Western Canada
      • Alberta, Saskatchewan
    • Northwestern U.S.A.
      • Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Washington State, Wyoming
    • North-Central U.S.A.
      • North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona, Utah
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • New Mexico

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Welsh, S.L.
  • eFloras 2008. Atriplex powellii in Flora of North America . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Powell's saltweed, Powell’s orach