Limonium otolepis

(Schrenk) Kuntze

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 396. 1891.

Introduced
Basionym: Statice otolepis Schrenk Bull. Cl. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 1: 362. 1843
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 609. Mentioned on page 607.

Leaves in basal rosettes and on inflorescence axes, leaves in rosettes dead before anthesis; petiole 3–8 cm, ± equaling blade; blade obovate to oblong, 3–8 × 1.5–3 cm, base tapered, margins ± entire, apex unknown, venation not seen; leaves on inflorescence axes sessile, clasping stems, blade ± round, less than 3 cm. Inflorescences: axes not winged, sometimes angled, 40–80+ cm × 2–3 mm, glabrous; nonflowering branches present, especially in proximal part, slender; spikelets densely aggregated at branch tips, internodes 1–2 mm; subtending bracts whitish, 1–2 mm, truncate, surfaces and margins glabrous; flowers 1–2 (–3) per spikelet. Flowers: calyx whitish distally, with reddish-brown ribs, obconic, proximal 1/2 pilose between and on ribs (hairs 0.2–0.4 mm); tube ± 1.5–2 mm; lobes 0.5–0.7 × 0.5–0.7 mm; petals blue to whitish, ca. 0.5 mm, exceeding tube. Utricles 1–2 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering Sep–Feb.
Habitat: Disturbed coastal and urban areas, especially salt marshes, roadsides
Elevation: 0-100 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., w, c Asia

Discussion

The name Limonium perfoliatum (Karelin ex Boissier) Kuntze, usually now treated as a synonym of L. reniforme (Girard) Linczevski, was misapplied to this species by J. T. Howell et al. (1958) and P. A. Munz (1968).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"connate" is not a number.

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Alan R. Smith +
(Schrenk) Kuntze +
40cm;80cm +
2mm;3mm +
tapered +
Statice otolepis +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
round;obovate;oblong +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
1.5cm;3cm +
persistent +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
obconic +
Calif. +, w +  and c Asia +
0-100 m +
Disturbed coastal and urban areas, especially salt marshes, roadsides +
anthesis +  and dead +
anthesis +  and dead +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
petiolate +  and sessile +
distinct +
connate +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br />) +
oblong;triangular +
smaller +
0.5mm;0.7mm +
truncate +  and entire +
toothed +  and pinnatifid +
swollen +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
distinct +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
Flowering Sep–Feb. +
rhizomatous +, taprooted +, acaulescent +  and scapose +
Revis. Gen. Pl. +
reddish-brown +
persistent +
Introduced +
1-3(-5)-flowered +  and secund +
acaulescent +
erect;prostrate +
papillate +
linear-clavate +
distinct +
Limonium otolepis +
Limonium +
species +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
rhizomatous +  and taprooted +
annual +, perennial +  and , +
shrub +  and herb +