Genus:
Atriplex L.

Atriplex farinosa Forssk.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Egypt to NE. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or woody herb 1–2 m high; stems usually erect, fairly robust; all parts white to pale grey green with very dense mealy indumentum
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate; petiole 1–5 mm long; blade mostly ovate-oblong, 2–6 x 1–3(–3.5) cm, base ± cordate or with obtuse basal auricles, tip rounded, entire or nearly so; lower leaves smaller, narrower, often subacute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal panicle with few branches, flowers in sessile clusters, densely crowded into spikes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles subsessile, with fused basal portion ± campanulate, c. 2 x 2.5 mm, free upper parts (“valves”) ovate, c. 5 x 5 mm.

[FTEA]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or woody herb 1–2 m. high, densely mealy all over so that the whole plant is whitish to pale grey-green.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly ovate-oblong, 2–6 cm. long, 1–3 (–3.5) cm. wide, rounded at apex, more or less cordate or with obtuse auricles at base, margins entire or almost so; petiole 1–4 mm. long; upper leaves smaller and narrower, sometimes subacute at apex and ends of auricles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an irregular terminal panicle, the ultimate branchlets bearing dense sessile flower-clusters spiciformly arranged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Connate basal part of fruiting bracteoles thickened, 1.5–4 mm. long, 1.5–3 mm. wide, obconical or campanulate, the free apical part of each bracteole rounded to ovate or triangular, 3–5 mm. long and wide, obtuse to subacute at apex and with entire margins.
Distribution
(of species as a whole). T2 T5

Native to:

Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gulf States, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Atriplex farinosa Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 123 (1775)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1954). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Chenopodiaceae: 1-26.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by I. Friis & M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Aellen in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 70: 8 (1939).
  • Bak. & C. B. Cl., in Flora of Tropical Africa 6 (1): 82 (1909).
  • Blatter, Fl. Aden (in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 7:) 307 (1915).
  • Boiss., Fl. Or. 4: 917 (1875).
  • Forsk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. cxxiii (1775).
  • Schwartz, Fl. Trop. Arab. (in Mitteil. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 10:) 35 (1939).

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