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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia, Namibia.

[FZ]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial herb with stems becoming thinly woody below, erect, 18–35 cm. high.
Leaves
Leaves elliptic to oblong or lanceolate in outline, 1–2.5 cm. long, 0.2–1.2 cm. wide, obtuse at apex, cuneate-attenuate at base, superior subentire, inferior with 2–4 spreading teeth or lobes on each margin, all densely grey-mealy on both surfaces.
Flowers
Flowers in dense axillary clusters, aggregated towards ends of stems and branches, upper clusters mostly without subtending leaves, clusters mostly bisexual, but upper predominantly male, lower predominantly female.
Fruits
Fruiting bracteoles subsessile, or with pedicels up to about 2 mm. long; basal connate part of bracteoles very short, 1–2 mm. long; free apical part of each bracteole broadly deltoid in outline, broader than long, 3–4 mm. long, 7–8 mm. wide, subacute at apex, with 1–3 pronounced teeth on each margin, in centre with about 6–10 spreading finger-like simple or branched projections 1–3 mm. long arranged in two groups.

Native to:

Namibia, Zambia

Atriplex amboensis Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schinz [s.n.], South Africa K000243890

First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 31: 211 (1890)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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