Atriplex elegans

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Atriplex elegans


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 elegans

Varietates: A. e. var. elegans – A. e. var. fasciculata


Atriplex elegans (Moq.) D.Dietr., Syn. Pl. [D. Dietrich] 5: 537. (1852)


  • Basionym
    • Obione elegans Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 113. (1849)
      • Type: Mexico: Sonora, s.f., T. Coulter 1375. Holotype: K, Isotypes: A, G-DC.
  • Heterotypic (ref. Hassler 2018)
    • Obione radiata Torr., Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound., Bot. [Emory] 183. (1859)
  • (in subspecies)
    • Atriplex thornberi (M.E. Jones) Standl., N. Amer. Fl. 21(1): 57. (1916)
    • Obione thornberi (M.E.Jones) S.C.Sand. & G.L.Chu, Gen. New Evol. System World Chenopod. 167. (2017)
    • Atriplex fasciculata S. Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 377. (1882)
    • Atriplex saltonensis Parish, Muhlenbergia 9: 57. (1913)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • New Mexico, Texas
    • Mexico
      • Chihuahua, Sonora

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 elegans in Flora of North America . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: wheelscale saltbush, White-scale saltbush, wheelscale orach
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