Halogeton

C. A. Meyer in C. F. von Ledebour

in C. F. von Ledebour, Icon. Pl. 1: 10, plate 40. 1829.

Common names: (Greek halos salt and geiton neighbor in reference to the habitat of the species)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 403. Mentioned on page 260, 351.

Herbs, annual, polygamous, herbage glaucous, glabrous except for axillary tufts of long white hairs. Stems erect or spreading, much-branched, not jointed, not armed, somewhat fleshy. Leaves alternate, sessile, ± succulent; blade terete, narrowly oblong, base expanded, clasping, apex obtuse with caducous, flexible bristle. Inflorescences axillary glomerules; bracts leaflike. Flowers bisexual and unisexual; perianth persistent, deeply 5-parted, not imbricate, apically winged, some with flabellate blade, often indurate; stamens 5 or fewer; stigmas 2. Fruits utricles, orbiculate; pericarp somewhat adherent to seed. Seeds vertical, orbiculate, flattened; seed-coat brown or brownish black; perisperm absent. x = 9.

Distribution

Introduced; Mediterranean region to c Asia

Discussion

Species 5 (1 in the flora).

... more about "Halogeton"
Noel H. Holmgren +
C. A. Meyer in C. F. von Ledebour +
slippery +
aromatic +
expanded +
flabellate +, oblong +  and terete +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
(Greek halos +, salt +, and geiton +, neighbor +  and in reference to the habitat of the species) +
Mediterranean region to c Asia +
symmetric +, or +  and uniseriate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
succulent +
not winged +  and winged +
entire +  and serrate +
lobed +  and serrate-dentate +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
not imbricate +
persistent +  and deciduous +
papery +  and chartaceous +
in C. F. von Ledebour, Icon. Pl. +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
blackwell1979a +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
brownish black +  and brown +
verrucate +  and striate +
flattened +  and orbiculate +
cylindric +
not armed +, not jointed +  and much-branched +
opposite +  and alternate +
spreading +  and erect +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Halogeton +
Chenopodiaceae +