Sagina maxima

A. Gray

Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. 6: 382. 1858.

Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 146. Mentioned on page 141.

Plants annual or perennial, tufted, glabrous or glandular-pubescent. Stems spreading to decumbent or procumbent, much-branched, stout, rarely filiform, distal portion glandular-pubescent. Leaves: axillary fascicles absent; basal rosette or tuft of ascending leaves usually present; basal blades linear, 10–30 mm, succulent, apex apiculate, glabrous; cauline leaves conspicuously connate basally, forming shallow, scarious cup, blade linear, fleshy, apex apiculate, glabrous; proximal blades 6–15 (–20) mm, distal blades rarely subulate, (2.5–) 3.5–7 (–9) mm. Pedicels slender to stout, glabrous or glandular-pubescent distally. Flowers axillary, 5-merous; calyx bases glabrous or glandular-pubescent; sepals ovate to orbiculate, (2–) 2.5–3.5 mm, hyaline margins whitish, occasionally purple-tinged on margins or apex, apex obtuse to rounded, glabrous or glandular-pubescent, remaining appressed following capsule dehiscence; petals elliptic to nearly orbiculate, (1.5–) 2–2.5 (–3) mm, shorter than sepals; stamens 10. Capsules (3–) 3.5–4.5 mm, exceeding sepals, dehiscing ca. 1/4 length. Seeds reddish-brown, reniform with abaxial groove absent, plump, 0.5 mm, smooth or slightly pebbled.

Distribution

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B.C., Alaska, Calif., Oreg., Wash., e Asia

Discussion

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Calyx bases and distal portion of stems and pedicels glandular-pubescent Sagina maxima subsp. maxima
1 Calyx bases, stems, and distal portion of pedicels entirely glabrous Sagina maxima subsp. crassicaulis

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glandular-pubescent +  and glabrous +
Garrett E. Crow +
A. Gray +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
Laciniate (?) +, Emarginate (?) +, Jagged (?) +, 2-fid (?) +  and Entire (?) +
linear +  and subulate +
reduced +
herbaceous +  and scarious +
glandular-pubescent +  and glabrous +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
1/4 +  and 1/2 +
globose;ovoid +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
minute +
shallow +
conspicuous +
scarious +
dish--shaped +
expanded +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
procumbent +  and decumbent +
glandular-pubescent +
B.C. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Oreg. +, Wash. +  and e Asia +
straight +  and curved +
central +  and peripheral +
inconspicuous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
stalked +  and simple +
disc--shaped +  and dish +
not stipulate +  and petiolate +
connate +
purple-tinged +, whitish +  and hyaline +
swollen +
3 +  and 5 +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
spreading;erect +
glandular-pubescent +  and glabrous +
slender +  and stout +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
fugacious +
5 +  and 4 +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. +
pebbled +  and smooth +
reniform +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
persistent +
distinct +
5 +  and 4 +
ovate;orbiculate +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
branched +  and simple +
procumbent +  and decumbent +
terete;slightly angular +
subterminal +
[30 +, 5 +  and 4 +
papillate +
distinct +
5 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
list +  and count +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Spergella +
Sagina maxima +
species +
divided +
10 +  and 8 +
rhizomatous +  and taprooted +
perennial +  and annual +
glandular-pubescent +, glabrous +  and tufted +
11 +, 7 +  and 6 +