Common Name:- None
Synonyms:- Cremnophyton molle.
Meaning:- Atriplex (L) A name used by the Roman naturalist and philosopher
Pliny, from the ancient Greek meaning black and intertwined.
Mollis (L) Softly hairy, soft.
General description:- Much-branched, somewhat contorted shrub or subshrub.
a) 30-70 cm tall.
a) 10-22 x 3-8 mm.
c) oblanceolate, entire, obtuse, silvery-sericeous.
d) with fascicles of smaller leaves in their axils.
a) much branched with flowers in small, rounded clusters.
a) 6-11 mm.
b) suborbicular to reniform, cartilaginous.
1) Leaves oblanceolate, with fascicles of smaller leaves in their axils.
2) Bracteoles 6-11 mm.
Habitat:- As a constituent of supralittoral scrub on calcareous neogene and hard
Distribution:- Previous records from Sicily, Malta and Sardinia are uncertain. Only
recently reported from the small island of Gavdopoula S of Crete (Bergmeier & al. in
Greuter & Raus 1999: 52-53). Previous European reports of this N African species
are either erroneous or refer to casual occurrences. 1
Flowering time:- May
1. Atlas of the Aegean Flora, Book 1, Arne Strid 2016.