Suaeda conferta

(Small) I. M. Johnston

J. Arnold Arbor. 24: 230. 1943.

Common names: Tufted sea-blite
Basionym: Dondia conferta Small Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 280. 1899
Synonyms: Suaeda insularis (Britton) Urban & Ekman
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 397. Mentioned on page 396.

Shrubs, forming dense tufts and mats, 2–10 × 2–50 dm. Stems prostrate to decumbent, gray, branched, very brittle, occasionally rooting at nodes, glabrous, leaf-scars ± knobby; branches prostrate to spreading, glaucous. Leaves crowded at tips of vegetative stems; petiole flat, ± 1 mm; blade glaucous, ellipsoid to narrowly ellipsoid; 2–10 × 1–2 mm, apex rounded. Glomes usually confined to distal stems and branches, forming ± densely crowded, ascending compound spikes, 1–5-flowered; branches 1–1.5 mm diam., as thick as vegetative ones; bracts glaucous, leaflike in shape, 1–5 mm. Flowers bisexual or pistillate; perianth 2–3 mm diam.; perianth segments proximally connate; ovary ± vase-shaped with necklike extension; stigmas 2–3. Seeds horizontal or vertical, 0.8–1.2 mm; seed-coat black.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sandy beaches and dunes, saline flats, mostly on bare soils
Elevation: 0-200 m

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... more about "Suaeda conferta"
Wayne R. Ferren Jr. +  and H. Jochen Schenk +
(Small) I. M. Johnston +
slippery +
aromatic +
narrowed +
Dondia conferta +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
ellipsoid +  and narrowly ellipsoid +
1mm;2mm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
leaflike +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
ovate +  and lanceolate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
prostrate +  and spreading +
Tufted sea-blite +
Tex. +, Mexico +  and West Indies +
0-200 m +
1 +  and 12 +
1-5-flowered +
Sandy beaches and dunes, saline flats, mostly on bare soils +
short-petiolate +  and sessile +
not winged +  and winged +
laciniate +  and entire +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
vase--shaped +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
globose +  and oblong +
nonadherent +  and adherent +
membranous +  and ceraceous +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
J. Arnold Arbor. +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
dark-green +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
papillate +  and reticulate +
vertical +  and horizontal +
lenticular +
cylindric +
rooting +  and branched +
opposite +  and alternate +
prostrate +  and decumbent +
prostrate +  and erect +
not fleshy +
on short style +  and subsessile +
2 +  and 3 +
pilose-papillate +
filiform +  and lanceolate +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Suaeda insularis +
Suaeda conferta +
Suaeda sect. Limbogermen +
species +
2dm;50dm +
perennial +  and annual +
villous +, tomentulose +, puberulent +, with scattered trichomes +  and glabrous +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and monoecious +