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15. Atriplex L.

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Atriplex L., Sp. Pl.: 1052 (1753);Aellen, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 68 345-434 (1937/38), 70: 1-61 (1940);Kowal, Monogr. Bot. 1 87-163 (1954);Tascherau, Can. J. Bot. 50: 1571-1594 (1972)Jones, Watsonia 10: 233-251 (1975).

Obione Geirtner (1791) .

Halimione Aellen (1938) .

Blackiella Aellen (1938) .

Morrisiella Aellen (1938) .

Pachypharynx Aellen (1938) .

Senniellu Aellen (1938) .

Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs, monoecious or dioecious with some bisexual flowers. Flowers solitary or in clusters, these in spiciform or paniculate infloresences; flowers 3-5-lobed; stamens 3-5; bracteoles often triangular, in fruit accrescent, connate, often indurated; stigmas 2(-3). Pericarp free or slightly adherent; seeds vertical, rarely horizontal; fruits heterocarpous; embryo annular; radicle ascending superior to superior. Zn = 18, 27, 36, 45, 54. About 300 spp., worldwide. The genus Pachypharynx was based on two species; the types of both consisted of galled specimens of Azriplex (cf. Wilson 1984).


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