Eremogone congesta var. subcongesta

(S. Watson) R. L. Hartman & Rabeler

Sida 21: 239. 2004.

Endemic
Basionym: Arenaria fendleri var. subcongesta S. Watson Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 40. 1871
Synonyms: Arenaria burkei Howell Arenaria congesta var. subcongesta (S. Watson) S. Watson Arenaria subcongesta (S.Watson) Rydberg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 63. Mentioned on page 61.

Stems 8–25 cm, glabrous. Leaves: basal blades erect to often arcuate-spreading, needlelike to filiform, 0.5–2.5 cm × 0.3–0.8 mm, herbaceous. Inflorescences subcapitate, proliferating, ± loose cymes, secondary axes to 2 cm; bracts scattered within inflorescence. Pedicels 1–5 mm, glabrous. Sepals conspicuously 3-veined, 3.5–4.5 mm, apex acute.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer.
Habitat: Open, rocky, sagebrush slopes and flats, volcanic soils
Elevation: 1300-2800 m

Discussion

M. F. Baad (1969) noted that var. subcongesta may be a xerophytic form of var. simulans. B. Maguire (1960) noted the existence of two historical records of var. subcongesta from Arizona, neither of which indicates a specific locality; we have not seen material from that state.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"-2timesaslongassepals" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

entire +  and slightly emarginate +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
Ronald L. Hartman +, Richard K. Rabeler +  and Frederick H. Utech +
(S. Watson) R. L. Hartman & Rabeler +
11 cm110 mm <br />0.11 m <br /> (14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
needlelike +  and filiform +
herbaceous +  and more or less fleshy +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br />) +
not +  and persistent +
Arenaria fendleri var. subcongesta +
filiform +  and subulate or narrowly linear +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
reduced +
ovoid;urceolate +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
dish--shaped +
expanded +
Calif. +, Nev. +  and Utah. +
1300-2800 m +
straight +  and curved +
central +  and peripheral +
inconspicuous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
stalked +  and simple +
crescent--shaped +
Open, rocky, sagebrush slopes and flats, volcanic soils +
disc--shaped +  and dish +
open +  and 3-50+-flowered +
connate +
0.15mm;0.2mm +
swollen +
3 +  and 5 +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
fugacious +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–summer. +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
tuberculate +
broadly ellipsoid +  and ovoid +
persistent +
connate +  and distinct +
ovate;lanceolate +
not expanding +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
branched +  and simple +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
[50 +  and 3 +
smooth +  and papillate +
distinct +
filiform +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Arenaria burkei +, Arenaria congesta var. subcongesta +  and Arenaria subcongesta +
Stout (?) +  and Slender (?) +
Eremogone congesta var. subcongesta +
Eremogone congesta +
variety +
ascending;recurved +
divided +
elongate +  and rounded +
10 +  and 8 +
rhizomatous +  and taprooted +
plant +  and matted +