Suaeda esteroa

Ferren & S. A. Whitmore

Madroño 30: 182, fig. 1. 1983.

Common names: Estuary sea-blite
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 394. Mentioned on page 392.

Herbs or subshrubs, annual or usually perennial, yellow-green, green, or occasionally reddish, 1–6 dm, glaucous. Stems decumbent to erect, straw colored, branched, often woody at base, often with exfoliations; branches usually ascending. Leaves ascending, imbricate; blade green or reddish, linear-lanceolate, adaxial surface flat, 10–60 × 0.5–2.5 mm, base not narrowed, apex acute; proximal leaves usually withered, persistent or breaking apart into fibers, straw colored. Glomes in dense, mostly (2–) 5–20 cm compound spikes; (1–) 3–5-flowered; bracts smaller than leaves, 5–20 mm, usually widest at base. Flowers bisexual; perianth zygomorphic or irregular (one segment usually larger), 1.5–3 (–3.5) mm diam.; perianth segments abaxially rounded and keeled and distally hooded; stigmas (2–) 3. Seeds dimorphic; lenticular, 1–1.3 mm diam., with seed-coat black to reddish-brown, obscurely reticulate, shiny; or flat, 1.2–2 mm, with seed-coat brown, dull.


Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Coastal salt marshes
Elevation: 1-2 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Suaeda esteroa"
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Wayne R. Ferren Jr. +  and H. Jochen Schenk +
Ferren & S. A. Whitmore +
slippery +
aromatic +
not narrowed +
Undefined sect. Brezia +
reddish;green +
linear-lanceolate +
persistent +  and deciduous +
smaller +
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 />) +
Estuary sea-blite +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
staminate +  and pistillate +
1 +  and 12 +
(1-)3-5-flowered +
Coastal salt marshes +
not winged +  and winged +
laciniate +  and entire +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
pyriform +, ellipsoid +  and ovoid +
papillate +  and smooth +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
irregular +  and zygomorphic +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
keeled +  and rounded +
nonadherent +  and adherent +
membranous +  and ceraceous +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
breaking apart into fibers +  and persistent +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
brown +, black +  and reddish-brown +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br />) +
dull +  and shiny +
papillate +  and reticulate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (?) +
lenticular +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
cylindric +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
opposite +  and alternate +
straw colored +
decumbent +  and erect +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Suaeda sect. Heterosperma +
Suaeda esteroa +
Suaeda sect. Brezia +
species +
reddish +, green +  and yellow-green +
perennial +  and annual +
subshrub +  and herb +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and monoecious +