Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Distribution in Egypt

Nile region, oases and Sinai.

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Global Distribution

Mediterranean region, southwest and central  Asia.

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introduced; N.B., N.S., P.E.I., Que.; Europe.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Herbs, procumbent, many branched, alternate except basally, 0.06-3 dm. Stems reddish or yellowish, smooth or subangular. Leaves with blade ovate to lance-ovate or lanceolate to oblong, 15-45 mm, large basal lobes, obtuse, cuneate to a short petiole, margin sinuate-dentate, scurfy on both sides. Flowers in glomerules in distal leaf axils, axillary or in short terminal spikes. Fruiting bracteoles whitish green, sessile or subsessile, broadly rhombic, (4-)6-7(-8) mm, thickened at base, becoming scaly in age, cartilaginous in basal 1/2, lateral angles strongly produced and with margin mostly entire, faces smooth or irregular, pointed, or flattened and winglike tubercles in basal 1/2. Seeds monomorphic, light brown, 3.5-4 mm wide; radicle inferior. 2n = 18.
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Type Information

Type collection; Type collection for Atriplex sabulosa M.E. Jones, nom. illeg.
Catalog Number: US 1468482
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): M. E. Jones
Year Collected: 1884
Locality: Winslow., Navajo, Arizona, United States, North America
  • Type collection: Jones, M. E. 1903. Contr. W. Bot. 11: 21.; Type collection: Standley, P. C. 1916. N. Amer. Fl. 21: 65.
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Type collection; Type collection for Atriplex sabulosa M.E. Jones, nom. illeg.
Catalog Number: US 245471
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): M. E. Jones
Year Collected: 1884
Locality: Winslow., Navajo, Arizona, United States, North America
  • Type collection: Jones, M. E. 1903. Contr. W. Bot. 11: 21.; Type collection: Standley, P. C. 1916. N. Amer. Fl. 21: 65.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Sandy shores.

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Edges of cultivation, waste ground.

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Sand, cobble on more or less protected beaches, on Zostera and Fucus wrack; 0-50m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering summer-fall.
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Life Expectancy

Annual.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Atriplex laciniata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Atriplex laciniata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

Reasons: Native of Europe, probably brought to North America in ship ballast (Scoggan, 1978).

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Notes

Comments

Atriplex laciniata is evidently rare in North America.
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