Abronia bigelovii

Heimerl

Smithsonian Misc. Collect. 52: 197. 1909.

IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 69. Mentioned on page 61, 67.

Plants perennial, acaulescent or rarely with short branched aerial caudices, cespitose. Leaves: petiole 1–3.5 cm; blade linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 1.5–8 × 0.3–0.4 cm, 5 or more times as long as wide, margins entire, plane, surfaces glabrous or puberulent. Inflorescences: bracts broadly ovate to ovate-elliptic, 7–11 × 2–8 mm, thinly papery, glabrate to minutely glandular-puberulent; flowers 12–25. Perianth: tube greenish pink, 3–8 mm, limb pale-pink, 3–4 mm diam. Fruits winged, ± obdeltate in profile, 6–9 × 5–8 mm, scarious, apex slightly beaked; wings 5, thin walled, apex tapered to broadly obtuse, without dilations, cavities extending throughout.


Phenology: Flowering fall.
Habitat: Shrubby gypsum hills
Elevation: 1500-2000 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Abronia bigelovii"
Leo A. Galloway +
Heimerl +
glutinous +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
linear;narrowly oblanceolate +
succulent +
0.3cm;0.4cm +
persistent +
distinct +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
glabrate;minutely glandular-puberulent +
broadly ovate +  and ovate-elliptic +
not accrescent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
flattened +  and dilated +
1500-2000 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
12 +  and 25 +
chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
glabrate +  and viscid puberulent +
obdeltate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Shrubby gypsum hills +
cauline +  and basal +
unequal +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
expanded +
salverform +
constricted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
Flowering fall. +
Smithsonian Misc. Collect. +
slightly rounded;conic +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
Illustrated +, Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
prostrate +  and erect +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
rugose +  and smooth +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
Tricratus +
Slender (?) +  and Stout (?) +
Abronia bigelovii +
species +
gland-tipped +
greenish pink +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
rarely +  and acaulescent +
plant +  and cespitose +