African Plant Database

Atriplex brenanii Sukhor.
Protologue : Willdenowia 42(2): 175 (2012)
Information on the genus : Atriplex
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subshrub up to 1 m, branching at base with procumbent or ascending stems. Leaves semisucculent, short-petiolate; blade oblong or narrowly ovoid, 2.5 – 6 × 0.8 – 1.7 cm, entire, with slightly undulate or sinuate margins, sometimes with two small lobes, mostly rounded at the apex, greyish green on both sides, with Kranz anatomy. Inflorescence in the basal and median parts leafy and composed of female flowers aggregated in small clusters, in the apical part leafless and with intermixed male and female flowers. Bract-like covers at fruiting stage connate halfway, segments isodiametric and 5 – 10 mm, or broadly rhombic and shorter than wide, 5 – 7 × 8 – 10 mm, sclerified almost of their whole length and especially hardened and spongy in the basal part, back smooth or tuberculate, margins dentate or lobate. Fruit not fused with the covers, 2 – 2.2 mm in diameter; pericarp scraped off the seed coat, hyaline, reticulate, mamillate in the upper part. Seed reddish.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 233661
Record n°233661 created 2015-03-05
Feedback about this record