Chloropyron maritimum subsp. palustre

(Behr) Tank & J. M. Egger

Syst. Bot. 34: 188. 2009.

Common names: Point Reyes bird's-beak
EndemicConservation concern
Basionyms: Chloropyron palustre Behr Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 61. 1855
Synonyms: Cordylanthus maritimus subsp. palustris (Behr) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 668. Mentioned on page 667.

Stems 10–30 cm, puberulent and pilose or glabrescent; branches absent or ascending, distals not overtopping central spike. Spikes: bract margins entire or slightly notched. Flowers: corolla-tube and abaxial lip white to pale-yellow, galea pink or purple-red. Seeds 10–20, 2–3 mm. 2n = 30.


Phenology: Flowering May–Oct.
Habitat: Coastal salt marshes.
Elevation: 0–10 m.

Discussion

Subspecies palustre grows just above the high tide line in salt marshes from Coos County, Oregon, to San Luis Obispo County, California.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

white +  and pale-yellow +
rounded +  and galeate +
Kerry A. Barringer +
(Behr) Tank & J. M. Egger +
Chloropyron palustre +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
notched +  and entire +
lanceolate +  and oblong-lanceolate +
spathe-like +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Point Reyes bird's-beak +
not elongate +
white;pale-yellow +
white +  and pale-yellow or pale-pink +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
0–10 m. +
pilose +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
purple-red +  and pink +
Coastal salt marshes. +
axillary +  and terminal +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
deciduous +
purple-red;redbrown +
narrowly triangular +  and triangular +
2-toothed +  and entire +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering May–Oct. +
10 +  and 40 +
ovoid +  and reniform +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
decumbent +, spreading +  and erect +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
expanded +
Cordylanthus maritimus subsp. palustris +
Chloropyron maritimum subsp. palustre +
Chloropyron maritimum +
subspecies +