Atriplex suberecta I. Verd.

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Synonyms: Atriplex muelleri sensu Aellen non Benth.
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Frequency: Probably rare in Zimbabwe.
Status: Introduced
Decumbent to suberect annual herb, 12–60 cm long. Leaves variable in shape, ovate to elliptic or oblong in outline, 1–6 cm long, with scattered grey hairs on both surfacea; margin normally with 1–5 coarse teeth on each side; lower leaves sometimes subentire or entire. Flowers clustered in leaf-axils, upper clusters male or mixed, lower female.
Notes: Although Flora Zambesiaca claims the type specimen is from South Africa and suggests the species is native most sources say the species is native to Australia and has been an introduction in Africa as well as North and South America.
Derivation of specific name: suberecta: not quite erect, referring to the growth habit of the species.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa and possibly Botswana. Probably native to Australia. Also see note.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Brenan, J.P.M. (1988). Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 145 - 147.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35. under Chenopodiaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 46.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Atriplex suberecta
African Plant Database: Atriplex suberecta
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Atriplex suberecta
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Atriplex suberecta., retrieved 28 May 2024

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