Natural asexual reproduction in fourwing saltbush <i>Atriplex canescens</i> (Pursh) Nutt.

TitleNatural asexual reproduction in fourwing saltbush Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBarrow J.R.
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Date Published1997
ARIS Log Number074001
Keywordsreclamation, remediation, restoration, revegetation, sex expression

Native populations of fourwing saltbush, Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt., are generally naturally seeded. Two populations were found in New Mexico that are asexually propagated by underground stems. The ratios of female to male plants in asexually produced populations differed from naturally seeded populations. This trait appears to be under genetic control and would be valuable in improving fourwing saltbush for revegetation of rangelands.