Atriplex hymenelytra


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Related to Atriplex hymenelytra: Atriplex lentiformis, desert holly, saltbushes, Atriplex canescens, Atriplex confertifolia
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Noun1.Atriplex hymenelytra - handsome low saltbush of arid southwestern United States and Mexico having blue-green prickly-edged leaves often used for Christmas decorationAtriplex hymenelytra - handsome low saltbush of arid southwestern United States and Mexico having blue-green prickly-edged leaves often used for Christmas decoration
saltbush - any of various shrubby plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in dry alkaline soil
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Under intense evaporation provoked by the hyperarid ombroclimate, the vegetation shows a simple structure (hiperarid desert), whose two dominant and fairly exclusive species, Tidestromia oblongifolia and Atriplex hymenelytra, have the capacity to enhance needs for water by using dew (Babu and Went, 1978).