Atriplex tatarica L., Sp. Pl. 1053 1753. (syn: Atriplex arazdajanica Kapell; Atriplex diffusa Ten.; Atriplex graeca Willd.; Atriplex incisa Bieb.; Atriplex lasiantha Boiss.; Atriplex multicolora Aell.; Atriplex pruinosa Sieber ex Boiss.; Atriplex veneta Willd.; Chenopodium tataricum (L.) E. H. L. Krause; Obione graeca (Willd.) G. L. Chu; Obione incisa (M. Bieb.) G. L. Chu; Obione multicolora (Aellen) G. L. Chu; Obione tatarica (L.) G. L. Chu; Schizotheca tartarica (L.) Beck; Schizotheca tatarica (L.) Celak.);
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Amaranthaceae herb for id from Panipat
Looks like any sp of Chenopodium, growing wild
Shot on 10-10-2010

pls id

All eight species of Chenopodium, described in the Flora of British India, do have either sinuate or lobed or toothed leaf-margins. Only upper leaves of C. album can be entire.
There is a species, C. polyspermum L., which i think may be similar to your plant. But, don’t know if this plant can be found in India, that too in the wild. However, two Indian botanists are there, in Newcrop.
However, links are :-

This is Atriplex tatarica aggregate (if annual). I don’t believe it is a true A. tatarica, but as I know no species from this group was described from India and North Pakistan. However, nobody confirmed the annual life form of these plants known [probably] from North India. It is a matter of further study. If someone can assist me, we can visit the locations of these plants next year (better in the fruiting stage); the leaf material is also very desirable.


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Id requested for Chenopodiaceae member
Oct. 2018. Malwa. Punjab
Elevation 200 m

The id of this very common shrub of dry patches is still unresolved on eFI…tentatively it is placed under Lipandra polysperma, which is doubtful..

I think this may also be ‘Atriplex tatarica aggregate (if annual)’ as suggested by … in another post by Balkar ji at Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: BS29: UID Amaranthaceae herb for id from Panipat 

Yes, it is true, it is Atriplex tatarica aggregate. As I wrote such plants are growing in North India and Pakistan. They should be investigated in detaiil, and any collaboration is greatly appreciated.



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Perennial. Ht. up 1.5 m. Photo taken at Faridkot, Punjab on 6/6/2018. No flowers seen. 

Check for Boerrhaevia sps…

I do not think it is Boerhavia species.

Boerrhaevia sps. In fact I sent the reply sometime back ( abridged summary) 

Please check Chenopodium sp

Pl. check at–-l/a/amaranthaceae/salsola/salsola-baryosma

Your views pl.?

It is Atriplex still called as A. tatarica, but it may be an undescribed species. I remember there were some other images sent earlier (1-2 years ago). Further observations are needed.

pl check this link : commons.wikimedia.jpg . The leaves do not resemble the suggested ID : Atriplex sps.

A wild guess though chances are remote.  For me leaves look closure to withania sps. W. coagulans ???

Only on flowering one can say comfortably . I mean flowers and fruits would  reveal its identity !!!



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FOC illustration  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  Wikipedia  agroatlas Lucid Key Server  Useful Tropical Plants Manual of the Alien Plants of Belgium  Go Botany

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