Kochia californica

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 17: 378. 1882.

Endemic
Synonyms: Bassia californica (S. Watson) A. J. Scott Kochia americana var. californica (S. Watson) M. E. Jones
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 312. Mentioned on page 311.

Plants brownish, brownish green, or grayish green, 10–60 cm, densely tomentose. Stems erect (rarely ascending), branched throughout; branches arcuate, ascending or spreading. Leaves usually remote, not overlapping, sessile; blade narrowly ovate, lanceolate, or oblong-linear, flattened, 3–20 × 1.5–3.5 mm, sericeous. Inflorescences spicate, or primary-axis paniculately branched; 1–4 (–5) -flowered in axils of bracts. Perianth segments densely tomentose or almost glabrate.


Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Alkaline soils, deserts, semideserts, eroded mountain slopes, other marginal habitats
Elevation: 0-1500 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Kochia californica"
Sergei L. Mosyakin +
S. Watson +
slippery +
aromatic +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
flattened +, oblong-linear +, lanceolate +  and ovate +
1.5mm;3.5mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
spreading +  and ascending +
Calif. +  and Nev. +
0-1500 m +
sessile +  and pistillate +
in 2-5-flowered clusters +  and solitary +
Alkaline soils, deserts, semideserts, eroded mountain slopes, other marginal habitats +
not overlapping +
not winged +  and winged +
lobed +  and serrate-dentate +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
glabrate +  and tomentose +
nearly +  and free +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
1-4(-5)-flowered +  and branched +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
wedge--shaped +
cylindric +
opposite +  and alternate +
not fleshy +
2 +  and 3 +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Bassia californica +  and Kochia americana var. californica +
Kochia californica +
Kochia sect. Neokochia +
species +
compressed-elliptic +  and compressed-spheric +
grayish green +, brownish green +  and brownish +
perennial +  and annual +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and monoecious +
scarious +