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17. Archiatriplex G.-L. Chu
Archiatriplex G.-L.Chu, J. Amold Arbor. 68: 461-462 (1987)
Monoecious herbs with opposite or alternate, slightly succulent leaves. Flowers unisexual; male flowers in interrupted, bractless spikes at the apex of branchlets, with 5 tepals and 5 stamens; female flowers in fascicles of 1-7 below male inflorescences in the axil of foliaceous bracts, with 3-4 tepals; stigmas 2, style inconspicuous; seeds lenticular, embryo annular. Zn = 18. One sp., A. nanpinensis G. L. Chu , from N Sichuan (China).