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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or woody herb 1–2 m. high, densely mealy all over so that the whole plant is whitish to pale grey-green.
    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.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence an irregular terminal panicle, the ultimate branchlets bearing dense sessile flower-clusters spiciformly arranged.
    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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gulf States, 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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • 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.
    • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • 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.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1954). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Chenopodiaceae: 1-26.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Aellen in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 70: 8 (1939).
    • Schwartz, Fl. Trop. Arab. (in Mitteil. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 10:) 35 (1939).
    • Blatter, Fl. Aden (in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 7:) 307 (1915).
    • Bak. & C. B. Cl., in Flora of Tropical Africa 6 (1): 82 (1909).
    • Boiss., Fl. Or. 4: 917 (1875).
    • Forsk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. cxxiii (1775).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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