Suckleya suckleyana

(Torrey) Rydberg

Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 133. 1900.

IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Obione suckleyana Torrey in War Department [U.S.], Pacif. Railr. Rep. 12(2): 47, plate 4. 1860
Synonyms: Atriplex suckleyana (Torrey) S. Watson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 306. Mentioned on page 307, 326.

Stems usually purplish red, stout, 5–30 cm. Leaves: petiole 0.5–4 cm; blade 1–3 × 0.5–2 cm, slightly fleshy, margins with short, triangular, acute teeth, glabrate or sparsely scurfy abaxially when young. Staminate flowers subglobose or obovate; perianth slightly compressed, segments distinct, 0.8–1 mm wide; lateral 2 somewhat fleshy, apically cucullate; dorsoventral 2 plane, membranous; stamens 4; filaments inserted on base of perianth segments; anthers 0.2 mm. Pistillate flowers similar to staminate when immature, slightly compressed, ovoid, somewhat fleshy; ovary ovoid, 0.5 mm; stigmas usually exserted from perianth, 0.3 mm. Bracteoles enlarged in fruit, winged, triangular-ovate or rhombic-ovate, 5–6 mm; wings 6, longitudinal, narrow, margins crenate-denticulate. Utricles compressed. Seeds 3 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering and fruiting Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Dry lake bottoms, agricultural fields, valleys, along creeks and ditches
Elevation: 100-2500 m

Distribution

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Alta., Colo., Mont., N.Mex., Tex., Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Suckleya suckleyana"
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +
Acute (?) +  and Rounded (?) +
Chu Gelin +
(Torrey) Rydberg +
slippery +
aromatic +
short-cuneate +
Obione suckleyana +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
rhombic-ovate +  and suborbicular +
0.5cm;2cm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
rhombic-ovate +  and triangular-ovate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Alta. +, Colo. +, Mont. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +  and Wyo. +
100-2500 m +
subannular +
staminate +  and pistillate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
Ovoid (?) +, Compressed (?) +, Obovate (?) +  and Subglobose (?) +
Dry lake bottoms, agricultural fields, valleys, along creeks and ditches +
not winged +  and winged +
scurfy +  and glabrate +
crenate-denticulate +
inferior +, half-inferior +  and superior +
rudimentary +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
compressed +
nonadherent +  and adherent +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
Flowering and fruiting Jul–Sep. +
Mem. New York Bot. Gard. +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
reddish-brown +
verrucate +  and striate +
ovate +  and triangular-ovate +
membranous +  and fleshy +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
cylindric +
armed +, not jointed +  and branched +
opposite +  and alternate +
purplish red +
ascending +  and prostrate +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
filiform +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Atriplex suckleyana +
Suckleya suckleyana +
Suckleya +
species +
acute +  and triangular +
compressed +