Atriplex prostrata

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Atriplex prostrata
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Botanical illustration
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Atriplex
A. prostrata
Binomial name
Atriplex prostrata
    • Atriplex calotheca (Rafn) Fr.
    • Atriplex decumbens Schult.
    • Atriplex deltoidea Bab.
    • Atriplex flavescens Dumort.
    • Atriplex gigantea Poir. ex Moq.
    • Atriplex gracilis Nutt. ex Moq.
    • Atriplex halimoides Raf.
    • Atriplex hastata L.
    • Atriplex hastata subsp. smithii Syme
    • Atriplex hastata var. calotheca Rafn
    • Atriplex hastata var. prostrata (Boucher ex DC.) Lange
    • Atriplex hastata var. salina Wallr. ex Gren.
    • Atriplex hastata var. triangularis (Willd.) Moq.
    • Atriplex hastifolia Salisb.
    • Atriplex integrifolia Krock. ex Steud.
    • Atriplex lacera Desf.
    • Atriplex laciniata var. americana Torr.
    • Atriplex latifolia subsp. prostrata (Boucher ex DC.) Hiitonen
    • Atriplex latifolia subsp. triangularis (Willd.) Hiitonen
    • Atriplex latifolia Wahlenb.
    • Atriplex macrotheca Moq.
    • Atriplex microcarpa Waldst. & Kit.
    • Atriplex microsperma Bab.
    • Atriplex microsperma Waldst. & Kit.
    • Atriplex microtheca Fr.
    • Atriplex multifida Desf.
    • Atriplex novae-zelandiae Aellen
    • Atriplex oblongifolia Host
    • Atriplex oppositifolia DC.
    • Atriplex patula subsp. hastata (L.) H.M.Hall & Clem.
    • Atriplex patula var. hastata (L.) A.Gray
    • Atriplex patula var. prostrata (Boucher ex DC.) Mert. & W.D.J.Koch
    • Atriplex patula var. triangularis (Willd.) Thorne & S.L.Welsh
    • Atriplex pharaonis Moq.
    • Atriplex platensis Speg.
    • Atriplex platysepala Guss.
    • Atriplex polonica Zapal.
    • Atriplex prostrata subsp. deltoidea (Bab.) Rauschert
    • Atriplex prostrata subsp. triangularis (Willd.) Rauschert
    • Atriplex prostrata var. salina (Wallr.) O.Bolòs & Vigo
    • Atriplex prostrata var. smithii (Syme) P.D.Sell
    • Atriplex pugae Phil.
    • Atriplex ramosissima Nutt. ex Moq.
    • Atriplex ruderalis Wallr.
    • Atriplex sackii Rostk. & Schmidt
    • Atriplex smithii Syme
    • Atriplex spinacifolia Stokes
    • Atriplex transsilvanica Schur
    • Atriplex triangularis Willd.
    • Atriplex veneta Moq.
    • Chenopodium hastatum Dumort.
    • Chenopodium latifolium (Wahlenb.) E.H.L.Krause
    • Obione corsica Rouy
    • Obione novae-zelandiae (Aellen) G.L.Chu
    • Obione platensis (Speg.) G.L.Chu
    • Schizotheca hastata (L.) Fourr.

Atriplex prostrata, called the spear-leaved orache, hastate orache, thin-leaf orache, triangle orache, and fat hen, is a widespread species of flowering plant in the saltbush genus Atriplex, native to Europe, Macaronesia, northern Africa, Ethiopia, the Middle East, western Siberia, and Central Asia, and introduced to temperate North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, and Primorsky Krai in far eastern Russia.[3][4][2][5] It is a facultative halophyte.[6]


The following subspecies are currently accepted:[2]

  • Atriplex prostrata subsp. calotheca (Rafn) M.A.Gust.
  • Atriplex prostrata subsp. latifolia (Wahlenb.) Rauschert
  • Atriplex prostrata subsp. polonica (Zapal.) Uotila
  • Atriplex prostrata subsp. prostrata


  1. ^ Lamarck & Candolle, Fl. Franç., ed. 3, 3: 387 (1805)
  2. ^ a b c "Atriplex prostrata Boucher ex DC". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  3. ^ Knoke, Don; Giblin, David (2021). "Atriplex prostrata fat hen, hastate orache, thin-leaf orache". Burke Herbarium Image Collection. Burke Museum, University of Washington. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Atriplex prostrata Boucher ex DC". Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Atriplex prostrata spear-leaved orache". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  6. ^ Wang, Li-Wen; Showalter, Allan M.; Ungar, Irwin A. (1997). "Effect of Salinity on Growth, Ion Content, and Cell Wall Chemistry in Atriplex prostrata (Chenopodiaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 84 (9): 1247–1255. doi:10.2307/2446049. JSTOR 2446049. PMID 21708680.