Abronia turbinata

Torrey ex S. Watson

Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 285, plate 31, figs. 1–5, 8, 9. 1871. 1871

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 66. Mentioned on page 62, 64.

Plants annual, infrequently perennial. Stems decumbent to ascending, much branched, elongate, reddish at least basally, glandular-pubescent, rarely glabrous or viscid-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 1–4.5 cm; blade broadly ovate to orbiculate, 1–5 × 0.5–3 cm, margins entire or ± repand and undulate, surfaces glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts lanceolate to ovate, 3–10 × 1–5 mm, papery, puberulent to densely glandular-pubescent; flowers 15–35. Perianth: tube greenish to coral pink, 6–18 mm, limb white to pale-pink, 5–8 mm diam. Fruits winged, turbinate, 3–8 × 3–6 mm, coriaceous, apex broadly tapered to prominent beak; wings (2–) 5 (when 2, folded together) truncate distally with conspicuous dilations, cavities extending throughout.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sandy soils, desert scrub
Elevation: 900-2500 m

Discussion

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... more about "Abronia turbinata"
Leo A. Galloway +
Torrey ex S. Watson +
glutinous +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
broadly ovate;orbiculate +
succulent +
0.5cm;3cm +
persistent +
distinct +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
puberulent;densely glandular-pubescent +
lanceolate +  and ovate +
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 +
Calif. +, Nev. +  and Oreg. +
900-2500 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
15 +  and 35 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
glabrate +  and viscid puberulent +
coriaceous +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Sandy soils, desert scrub +
cauline +  and basal +
unequal +
white +  and pale-pink +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
undulate +, repand +  and entire +
expanded +
salverform +
constricted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Botany (Fortieth Parallel), +
slightly rounded;conic +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
decumbent +  and ascending +
elongate +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
rugose +  and smooth +
glandular-pubescent +  and glabrous +
Tricratus +
slender +  and stout +
Abronia turbinata +
species +
gland-tipped +
greenish;coral pink +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +