Sarcobatus baileyi

Coville

Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 7: 77. 1892.

Common names: Bailey greasewood
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Sarcobatus vermiculatus var. baileyi (Coville) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 389. Mentioned on page 385, 388.

Plants sometimes red-tinged, intricately branched, evenly rounded, to 0.7–1 m, low; proximal branches in contact with ground, forming mat. Leaves mostly clustered on cushionlike base on older wood; blade dull green to grayish green, usually terete and arcuate, 0.5–1 (–1.6) cm, pubescent. Inflorescences: pistillate flowers and staminate spikes on shortened branches with 1–3 barely discernible internodes; staminate spikes usually to 10 mm. Fruits (2–) 6–12 mm; wing (0.8–) 1–2 cm diam. Seeds 2 mm. 2n = 108.


Phenology: Flowering spring; fruiting summer.
Habitat: Alkaline soils in semiarid or arid plains, flats, or slopes, mixed shrublands
Elevation: 1200-1900 m

Discussion

So far as is known, Sarcobatus baileyi is endemic to Nevada, centering in the Lahontan Basin. It is often in monotypic stands or with Atriplex confertifolia or Sarcobatus vermiculatus. It should be sought in adjacent California. Bailey greasewood is allegedly a nonphreatophyte.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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Matthew H. Hils +, John W. Thieret +  and James D. Morefield +
Coville +
slippery +
aromatic +
cushionlike +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
green;grayish green +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
shortened +
Bailey greasewood +
1200-1900 m +
arranged +, paired +  and solitary +
10 +  and 40 +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Alkaline soils in semiarid or arid plains, flats, or slopes, mixed shrublands +
pedunculate +, pistillate +  and staminate +
succulent +
not winged +  and winged +
crenulate +, undulate +, lobed +, flaring +, subentire +  and shallowly lobed +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
accrescent +
nonadherent +  and adherent +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering spring +  and fruiting summer. +
Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
concealing +
rhombic +
verrucate +  and striate +
orbiculate +  and flattened +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
staminate +  and pistillate +
cylindric +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
persistent +
1 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
not jointed +  and much-branched +
opposite +  and alternate +
not fleshy +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Sarcobatus vermiculatus var. baileyi +
Sarcobatus baileyi +
Sarcobatus +
species +
subtending +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
red-tinged +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
conic +  and turbinate +