Abronia mellifera

Douglas ex Hooker

Bot. Mag. 56: plate 2879. 1829. 1829

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 65. Mentioned on page 62.

Plants perennial. Stems decumbent to ascending, much branched, elongate, glabrous or glandular-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 1–6 cm; blade ovate to lance-elliptic, 1–6 × 0.5–4 cm, margins entire to sinuate and ± undulate, surfaces glabrous or glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts lanceolate to obovate, 5–12 × 1–5 mm, papery, glabrate to glandular-pubescent; flowers 25–60. Perianth: tube pale rose proximally to greenish distally, 15–25 mm, limb white, 7–12 mm diam. Fruits winged, broadly obdeltate or cordate in profile, 6–10 × 4–10 mm, thin, usually coriaceous, rarely indurate, base attenuate, apex prominently beaked; wings (2–) 5 (when 2, folded to form single deep groove), without dilations, broad, thin, without cavities.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sandy soils, cold desert scrub, grasslands
Elevation: 100-2000 m

Distribution

Idaho, Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

No values specified.

... more about "Abronia mellifera"
Leo A. Galloway +
Douglas ex Hooker +
glutinous +
attenuate +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
ovate;lance-elliptic +
succulent +
0.5cm;4cm +
persistent +
distinct +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
glabrate;glandular-pubescent +
lanceolate +  and obovate +
not accrescent +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
flattened +  and dilated +
Idaho +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
100-2000 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
25 +  and 60 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
glabrate +  and viscid puberulent +
indurate +  and coriaceous +
Sandy soils, cold desert scrub, grasslands +
cauline +  and basal +
unequal +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
undulate +, entire +  and sinuate +
expanded +
salverform +
constricted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
slightly rounded;conic +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
decumbent +  and ascending +
elongate +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
rugose +  and smooth +
glandular-pubescent +  and glabrous +
Tricratus +
slender +  and stout +
Abronia mellifera +
species +
gland-tipped +
greenish;pale rose +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +