Atriplex saccaria

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Atriplex saccaria


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 saccaria

Varietates: A. s. var. asterocarpa – A. s. var. cornuta – A. s. var. saccaria


Atriplex saccaria S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 9: 112. (1874)

  • Type: USA (Utah or Wyoming), A. Gray s.n. [in 1872]. Holotype:?


  • Homotypic
    • Atriplex truncata var. saccaria (S.Watson) M.E.Jones, Contr. W. Bot. 11: 20. (1903)
    • Obione saccaria (S.Watson) Ulbr., Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engler & Prantl] 16c: 507. (1934)
  • Heterotypic
    • Atriplex caput-medusae Eastw., Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. ser. 2, 6: 316. (1896)
    • Atriplex argentea var. caput-medusae (Eastw.) Fosberg, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 26: 693. (1941)
    • Atriplex saccaria var. caput-medusae (Eastw.) S.L.Welsh, Great Basin Naturalist 44(2): 194. (1984)
    • Obione caput-medusae (Eastw.) S.C.Sand. & G.L.Chu, Gen. New Evol. System World Chenopod. 153. (2017)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Northwestern U.S.A.
      • Colorado, Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona, Nevada, Utah
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • New Mexico, Texas

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

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


Vernacular names[edit]

English: sack saltbush, Stalked orach
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