Abronia mellifera

Douglas ex Hooker

Bot. Mag. 56: plate 2879. 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

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

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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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 +
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 +
6mm;10mm +
glabrate +  and viscid puberulent +
cordate +  and obdeltate +
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 +
wrinkled +
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 />) +