Aphanisma

Nuttall ex Moquin-Tandon in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle

in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prod. 13(2): 43, 54. 1849.

Etymology: Greek aphanes, obscure or inconspicuous
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 264. Mentioned on page 261.

Herbs, annual, glabrous. Stems prostrate, decumbent, ascending and stout or slender and flexuous, simple or sparsely branched, not jointed or armed, succulent. Leaves alternate, sessile or petiolate; blade not fleshy, margins entire; proximal spatulate, oblanceolate, or oblong, apex obtuse or acute; distal ovate-oblong to cordate-oblong, base clasping. Inflorescences axillary, sessile, 1–5-flowered. Flowers bisexual; perianth 3 (–5) -lobed, herbaceous; stigmas 3; stamen 1. Fruiting structures: utricle globose, exceeding perianth at maturity; pericarp free from seed, green, membranous, dehiscence circumscissile. Seeds horizontal, lenticular; seed-coat black, rugose-punctate; embryo incompletely annular, perisperm copious.

Distribution

Calif., nw Mexico

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

... more about "Aphanisma"
Acute (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Leila M. Shultz +
Nuttall ex Moquin-Tandon in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle +
slippery +
aromatic +
linear +  and broadly triangulate +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
Calif. +  and nw Mexico +
Greek aphanes, obscure or inconspicuous +
symmetric +, or +  and uniseriate +
1-5-flowered +  and sessile +
petiolate +  and sessile +
not winged +  and winged +
lobed +  and serrate-dentate +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
3(-5)-lobed +
circumscissile +
oblong +, oblanceolate +  and spatulate +
in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prod. +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
lenticular +
cylindric +
armed +, not jointed +, branched +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
flexuous +
decumbent +  and prostrate +
slender +  and stout +
succulent +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Aphanisma +
Chenopodiaceae +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and monoecious +