[German version] (ἀδράφαξυς/
adráphaxys: Theophrastus, ἀνδράφαξυς/
andráphaxys: Dioscorides, ἀνδράφαξις/
andráphaxis: Hippocr.; Latin
atriplex), a spinach-like vegetable of the goose-foot family (
Chenopodiaceae), of which only one species (Theophr. H. plant. 7,4,1 = Plin. HN 19,123), i.e.
Atriplex rosea L., is cultivated in Greece. According to Theophr. H. plant. 1,14,2 and 7,3,4 it formed its broad leaf-like seeds, which were viable for only two to three years, (Theophr. H. plant. 7,5,5 = Plin. HN 19,181) inside a pericarp (Theop…