Abronia latifolia

Eschscholtz

Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Pétersbourg Hist. Acad. 10: 281. 1826. 1826

Common names: Yellow sand-verbena
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 68. Mentioned on page 61.

Plants perennial. Stems prostrate, often buried in sand, usually much branched, forming large mats, succulent, densely glandular-pubescent to glabrous. Leaves: 1–6 cm; blade deltate-ovate to reniform, 2.2–4.8 × 2.7–5.2 cm, margins usually entire, sometimes slightly repand and undulate, surfaces glabrous or viscid-puberulent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts ovate, 5–9 × 3–5 mm, thin, yellowish green, glandular-pubescent; flowers 17–35. Perianth: tube yellowish green, 6.5–18 mm, limb yellow, 8–13 mm diam., lobes slightly to moderately reflexed. Fruits winged, ± rhombic in profile, attenuate at both ends, 8–15 × 6–14 mm, scarious; wings 4–5, thin walled, small, cavities extending into wing.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Sandy soils, coastal scrub, lees of dunes adjacent to strand
Elevation: 0-50 m

Distribution

B.C., Calif., Oreg., Wash.

Discussion

S. S. Tillett (1967) considered plants of Abronia umbellata var. minor (Standley) Munz to be introgressants between A. latifolia and A. umbellata.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Leo A. Galloway +
Eschscholtz +
glutinous +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br /> (4.8 cm48 mm <br />0.048 m <br />) +
deltate-ovate;reniform +
succulent +
2.7cm;5.2cm +
yellowish green +
persistent +
distinct +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
glandular-pubescent +
not accrescent +
scarious +  and papery +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Yellow sand-verbena +
flattened +  and dilated +
B.C. +, Calif. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
0-50 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
17 +  and 35 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
glabrate +  and viscid puberulent +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
Sandy soils, coastal scrub, lees of dunes adjacent to strand +
cauline +  and basal +
unequal +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
undulate +  and repand +
large +
expanded +
salverform +
constricted +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Pétersbourg Hist. Acad. +
slightly rounded;conic +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
prostrate +  and erect +
succulent +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
rugose +  and smooth +
viscid-puberulent +  and glabrous +
Tricratus +
slender +  and stout +
Abronia latifolia +
species +
gland-tipped +
yellowish green +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +