Genus:
Atriplex L.

Atriplex amboensis Schinz

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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial herb with stems becoming thinly woody below, erect, 18–35 cm. high.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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 Has image?
Schinz [s.n.], South Africa K000243890 No

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

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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