1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Atriplex L.
      1. 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

    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.

    Distribution

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0