Cakile geniculata

(B. L. Robinson) Millspaugh
Publ. Field Columbian Mus., Bot. Ser. 2: 126. 1900.
Basionym: Cakile maritima var. geniculata B. L. Robinson in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 1(1,1): 132. 1895
Synonyms: Cakile lanceolata var. geniculata (B. L. Robinson) Shinners
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 426. Mentioned on page 425.

Annuals. Stems erect, (sometimes suffrutescent, much-branched), to 10 dm. Cauline leaves: blade broadly ovate or spatulate, margins sinuate, dentate, or pinnately lobed. Racemes: 1–2 dm; rachis geniculate. Fruiting pedicels (rachis of equal width), 2–5 mm, (widely spaced). Flowers: sepals 3–4 mm, lateral pair not saccate basally; petals white to pale lavender, 4–6.1 × 1.2–1.9 mm, claw distinct. Fruits (8-ribbed), lanceoloid, 20–27 × 3–5 mm; proximal segment terete, (6–11 mm); terminal segment slenderly conical, (13–18 mm), apex acute to blunt, (often slightly curved). Seeds: cotyledons accumbent to obliquely incumbent. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering year-round (peak Mar–Aug).
Habitat: Sandy beaches
Elevation: ca. 0 m


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La., Tex., Mexico (Tamaulipas, Veracruz).


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James E. Rodman +
(B. L. Robinson) Millspaugh +
Cakile maritima var. geniculata +
La. +, Tex. +, Mexico (Tamaulipas +  and Veracruz). +
ca. 0 m +
Sandy beaches +
Flowering year-round (peak Mar–Aug). +
Publ. Field Columbian Mus., Bot. Ser. +
Cakile lanceolata var. geniculata +
Cakile geniculata +
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