Salicornia bigelovii

Torrey in W. H. Emory

in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 184. 1859.

Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 384. Mentioned on page 383, 385.

Stems erect, green sometimes becoming red, simple or with primary and secondary branches, 5–60 cm, ultimate branches short or long; leaf and bract apices acute, sharply mucronate. Spikes cylindric and slightly torulose, 2–10 cm, with 5–25 fertile segments; bracts almost obscuring cymes. Fertile segments 4–5 × 4.5–6.2 mm, wider than long, widest distally, margins ca. 0.5 mm wide, scarious. Central flower semicircular distally, 2.2–2.8 × 2–2.8 mm, about as long as wide, usually reaching top of segment, only slightly larger than lateral flowers; anthers exserted, dehiscing after exsertion. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Flowering late summer–early fall, year-round in Fla.
Habitat: Middle levels of saltmarshes
Elevation: 0-100 m

Distribution

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Calif., Fla., Ga., Maine, Md., Mass., N.J., N.Y., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va., n Mexico (Caribbean and Pacific coasts)

Discussion

Salicornia bigelovii probably also occurs in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, but no specimens have been seen that confirm its presence in these states.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

No values specified.No values specified.

... more about "Salicornia bigelovii"
Peter W. Ball +
Torrey in W. H. Emory +
slippery +
aromatic +
linear +  and broadly triangulate +
reduced +
mucronate;acute +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
0.22 cm2.2 mm <br />0.0022 m <br /> (0.28 cm2.8 mm <br />0.0028 m <br />) +
only slightly larger +
arranged +  and opposite +
Calif. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Va. +  and n Mexico (Caribbean and Pacific coasts) +
0-100 m +
symmetric +, or +  and uniseriate +
Middle levels of saltmarshes +
connate +
mucronate +  and acute +
not winged +  and winged +
lobed +  and serrate-dentate +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
nonadherent +  and adherent +
Flowering late summer–early fall, year-round in Fla. +
in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
yellowish-brown +
verrucate +  and striate +
ellipsoid +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
5 (?) +  and 25 (?) +
Illustrated +
torulose +  and cylindric +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 2 (?) +
with primary and secondary branches +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
green sometimes becoming red +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
woody +  and fleshy +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Salicornia bigelovii +
Salicornia +
species +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and monoecious +