Atriplex Hybrid

John has found Atriplex x gustafssoniana (A. longipes x prostrata) at Edinbane. We do not have A. longipes (Long-stalked Orache) as far as we know in VC104 but John Akeroyd (BSBI Atriplex referee) says “A. longipes, a plant of tall herb communities in saltmarsh-freshwater marsh transitions, is almost never present: the hybridisation events are probably historical and may well involve complex introgressive hybridisation.”

Atriplex x gustafssoniana Note stalked peduncles

Atriplex x gustafssoniana                       Note stalked bracteoles

This is the third known site on Skye and the first record since 1993.

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