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Moldo-german project 10.820.09.09GA
«Evaluation of the pharmaceutic potential
of medicinal plants from natural habitats from Republic of Moldova


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Atriplex tatarica

KINGDOM: Plantae » Class: Magnoliopsida » Order: Asterales » Family: Chenopodiaceae

Atriplex tatarica
Plant is 10-100 cm in ,
with straight stem that may lie horizontally along the ground. Leaves are
alternate, petiolate, triangular-oblong or ovate-oblong; more seldom they are
narrower, repand-serrate or lociniate; often hairy along the edge, very shortly
apiculate. Flowers are clustered in leafless, terminal, spike-shaped
inflorescences, which are leafy only in their lower part. Antheral flowers
are divided into 5 parts, pistillates are clustered in whorls in groups of
3-20 without perianth and are wrapped in two bracts with a very short stalk,
which intergrows only in the lowest part. Seeds are round, lustrous,
glabrous, and brown. A. tatarica flowers and bears fruit in July-September.
Minimum temperature for seed germination is 3-4°C; optimum is 18-22°C.

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