Calandrinia ciliata

(Ruiz & Pavón) de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle
in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 359. 1828.
Common names: Red maids
Weedy
Basionym: Talinum ciliatum Ruiz & Pavón Syst. Veg. Fl. Peruv. Chil., 116. 1798
Synonyms: Calandrinia caulescens Kunth Calandrinia ciliata var. menziesii (Hooker) J. F. Macbride Calandrinia micrantha
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 460. Mentioned on page 459.

Stems prostrate to ascending, spreading, 3–40 cm. Leaf blades linear to oblanceolate, 1–10 cm, glabrous or with elongate, 1-cellular hairs. Flowers: sepals 2.5–8 mm; petals 4–15 mm; stamens 3–15; pedicel ± straight in fruit, 0.4–2.5 cm. Capsules usually not exceeding calyx by 3+ mm. Seeds 10–20, 1–2.5 mm wide, finely reticulate at 30×. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Sandy to loamy soils, grassy areas, cultivated fields
Elevation: 10-1900 m

Distribution

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B.C., Ariz., Calif., N.Mex., Oreg., Wash., w Mexico, Central America (Guatemala), nw South America.

Discussion

Calandrina ciliata is highly variable vegetatively, especially in size, but is uniform in flower, fruit, and seed. It is very similar to C. breweri (see discussion above).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Calandrinia ciliata"
Walter A. Kelley +
(Ruiz & Pavón) de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle +
Talinum ciliatum +
Red maids +
B.C. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, N.Mex. +, Oreg. +, Wash. +, w Mexico +, Central America (Guatemala) +  and nw South America. +
10-1900 m +
Sandy to loamy soils, grassy areas, cultivated fields +
Flowering spring. +
in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. +
Calandrinia caulescens +, Calandrinia ciliata var. menziesii +  and Calandrinia micrantha +
Calandrinia ciliata +
Calandrinia +
species +