Atriplex polycarpa

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Atriplex polycarpa


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: Atripliceae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: Atriplex polycarpa


Atriplex polycarpa (Torr.) S.Watson (1874)


  • Homotypic
  • Obione polycarpa Torr. (1857) - basionym
  • Heterotypic
  • Atriplex curvidens Brandegee (1889)


  • Watson, S. 1874. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 9: 117.
  • Torrey, J. 1857. in War Department: Reports of explorations and surveys: to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War 4(5): 130.
  • Brandegee, T.S. 1889. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 2, 2: 201.

Additional References[edit]

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


  • The Plant List 2013. Atriplex polycarpa in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Apr. 12.
  • 2016. Atriplex polycarpa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Apr. 12.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: cattle saltbush, Desert saltbush, cattle-spinach
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