Abronia fragrans

Nuttall ex Hooker

Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 5: 261. 1853. 1853

Common names: Fragrant white sand-verbena
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 63. Mentioned on page 62, 64.

Plants perennial. Stems procumbent to semierect, slightly to moderately branched, elongate, sometimes reddish at base and nodes, glandular-pubescent, viscid. Leaves: petiole 0.5–8 cm; blade ovate to triangular or lanceolate, 3–12 × 1–8 cm, margins entire to subsinuate and slightly undulate, adaxial surface glandular-pubescent, abaxial surface more densely and longer pubescent, or sometimes villous. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts linear-lanceolate to oval-ovate, 7–25 × 2–12 mm, scarious, glandular-puberulent to short-villous; flowers 30–80. Perianth: tube greenish to reddish purple, 10–25 mm, limb white, (2–) 6–10 mm diam. Fruits winged or not, fusiform and appearing deeply grooved when wingless, when wings not distorted, fruit ± cordate in profile, tapered at base, with prominent beak in broad notch at apex, 5–12 × 2.5–7 mm, indurate, rugose veined or, if wings distorted, fruit ± rhombic in profile and tapered at both ends, or obdeltate and truncate at apex, with prominent beak; wings 4–5, thick, narrow, not dilated at apex, cavities extending throughout; peripheral fruits often distorted, S-shaped in lateral view.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Dry sandy soils, scrub and grasslands
Elevation: 400-2000 m

Distribution

Ariz., Colo., Kans., Mont., Nebr., N.Mex., N.Dak., Okla., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Wyo., Mexico (Chihuahua)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Abronia fragrans"
villous +  and pubescent +
glandular-pubescent +
Leo A. Galloway +
Nuttall ex Hooker +
glutinous +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
ovate;triangular or lanceolate +
succulent +
1cm;8cm +
persistent +
distinct +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
glandular-puberulent;short-villous +
linear-lanceolate +  and oval-ovate +
not accrescent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (?) +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Fragrant white sand-verbena +
flattened +  and dilated +
Ariz. +, Colo. +, Kans. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, Okla. +, S.Dak. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wyo. +  and Mexico (Chihuahua) +
400-2000 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
30 +  and 80 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
, +, veined +, not +  and winged +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
glabrate +  and viscid puberulent +
Obdeltate (?) +, Tapered (?) +, Rhombic (?) +, Cordate (?) +, Not distorted (?) +  and Fusiform (?) +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Dry sandy soils, scrub and grasslands +
cauline +  and basal +
unequal +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
undulate +, entire +  and subsinuate +
expanded +
salverform +
constricted +
s--shaped +  and distorted +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. +
slightly rounded;conic +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
Illustrated +
elongate +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
rugose +  and smooth +
Tricratus +
slender +  and stout +
Abronia fragrans +
species +
gland-tipped +
greenish;reddish purple +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
wingless +  and grooved +
not dilated +  and distorted +