Atriplex leucoclada (Chenopodiaceae) is a shrub
growing in many different habitats in sand dunes. The sand dune system is
characterised by its small-scale heterogeneity. Atriplex occurs in different
habitats varying from sand to playas where has high accumulation of salts. Ion
accumulation and water relations of Atriplex leucoclada growing in different
habitats were compared. Atriplex leucoclada showed a genetic fixed ion pattern
independently of soil type.