Abronia argillosa

S. L. Welsh & Goodrich

Great Basin Naturalist 40: 78, fig. 1. 1980. 1980

Common names: Clay sand-verbena
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 64. Mentioned on page 62.

Plants perennial. Stems arising from branched caudices, ascending to erect, few branched, elongate, glabrous. Leaves: petiole 1–3 cm; blade elliptic to obovate, 1.5–3.5 × 0.3–1.5 cm, margins entire to ± repand and undulate, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts ovate to orbiculate, 7–15 × 6–15 mm, scarious, glandular-puberulent; flowers 15–20. Perianth: tube white to greenish, 10–15 mm, limb white, 5–7 mm diam. Fruits narrowly fusiform, 7–10 × 3–4 mm, scarious; wings absent.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Clay soils, desert scrub to pinyon-juniper woodlands
Elevation: 1300-1900 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Abronia argillosa"
Leo A. Galloway +
S. L. Welsh & Goodrich +
glutinous +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
elliptic;obovate +
succulent +
0.3cm;1.5cm +
persistent +
distinct +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
glandular-puberulent +
ovate +  and orbiculate +
not accrescent +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Clay sand-verbena +
flattened +  and dilated +
Colo. +  and Utah. +
1300-1900 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
15 +  and 20 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
not +  and winged +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
glabrate +  and viscid puberulent +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Clay soils, desert scrub to pinyon-juniper woodlands +
cauline +  and basal +
unequal +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
undulate +, entire +  and more or less repand +
expanded +
salverform +
constricted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Great Basin Naturalist +
slightly rounded;conic +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
ascending +  and erect +
elongate +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
rugose +  and smooth +
Tricratus +
slender +  and stout +
Abronia argillosa +
species +
gland-tipped +
white;greenish +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +