Talk:Atriplex

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Name[edit]

Should this be moved to garden orach? "Red orach" and "garden orach" are listed as synonyms for Atriplex hortensis in several places, but I seem to find more references overall to "garden orach". In particular, ITIS seems to consider that to be the primary common name. Also, I believe that "garden orach" is the literal translation of the Latin name.

Pekinensis 14:24, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Actually, do we really have so much information to divide this into species articles? We might be better off with a genus-level article. I would call it Atriplex, and have redirects from saltbush, orache and orach.

Thoughts?

Pekinensis 16:39, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)

If nobody objects, I'm going to move this to Atriplex.

Pekinensis 14:59, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Lower Colorado River valley Atriplex[edit]

The two Atriplex species listed for birdwatching in the Lower Colorado River Valley are:
  • Quail bush, Atriplex lentiformis
  • Saltbush, Atriplex polycarpa


(I just started a category for the LCRV, the lower Colo. Riv. Valley.)--MMcAnnis,YumaAZ--Mmcannis 21:19, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

taxobox[edit]

please no common names in the taxabox species list. these can go into a "Species" section in the text. --Sarefo 11:01, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Genetics[edit]

I learned in a class that a Canadian sp. and a Mexican sp. hybridized on the Bonneville Salt Flat of Utah to produce a 12n polyploid. Does anyone know anything about this? Ninjatacoshell 17:25, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

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