Atriplex spinifera

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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 spinifera


Atriplex spinifera J.F.Macbr., Contr. Gray Herb. 53: 11. (1918)

  • Type: USA (California), Maricopa hills, Kern County, 15 May 1913, Eastwood 3269. Holotype: GH. Isotype: US.


  • Homotypic
    • Obione spinifera (J.F.Macbr.) Ulbr., Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engler & Prantl] 16c: 508. (1934)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • California

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


Vernacular names[edit]

English: spinescale saltbush, Spiny saltbush