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: Chenopodieae (incl. Atripliceae)
Genus: Atriplex
Species: Atriplex polycarpa


Atriplex polycarpa (Torr.) S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 9: 117. (1874)


  • Basionym
    • Obione polycarpa Torr., Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4(5, no. 4) [Whipple]. 4: 130. (1857)
      • Type: Arizona, valley of the Gila River, William's River, Jr., W.H.Emory, 28 Oct 1846, Holotype: NY.
  • Heterotypic
    • Atriplex curvidens Brandegee, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. ser. 2, 2: 201. (1889)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • Mexico
      • Mexico Northwest (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sonora)

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

Atriplex polycarpa fruit


Primary references[edit]

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.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: cattle saltbush, desert saltbush, cattle-spinach
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