Honckenya peploides subsp. major

(Hooker) Hultén

Fl. Aleut. Isl., 171. 1937.

Basionym: Arenaria peploides var. major Hooker Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 102. 1831
Synonyms: Arenaria peploides subsp. major (Hooker) Calder & Roy L. Taylor Arenaria peploides var. maxima Fernald Arenaria peploides var. oblongifolia (Torrey & A. Gray) S. Watson Honckenya oblongifolia Honckenya peploides var. major (Hooker) Abrams
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 139.

Plants with few stems, slender, succulent. Stems prostrate to decumbent, not much-branched, 10–30(–50) cm × 1–3 mm, internodes of main stem 8–40(–60) mm. Leaves: main stem leaves widely spaced, conspicuously larger than those of lateral branches; blade elliptic-obovate to broadly elliptic or narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, (10–)20–46 × (5–)10–20 mm, apex acute to apiculate. Pedicels (3–)8–16(–26) mm. Flowers: sepals ovate, 4–6 mm, apex apiculate. Capsules 5–8 × 5–10 mm, chartaceous. Seeds reddish to yellowish brown, 2–4 mm, glossy. 2n = 48, 64, 66, 68.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer.
Habitat: Sea beaches, sandy flats, and dunes above high tide
Elevation: 0-10 m


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B.C., Alaska, Oreg., Wash., Asia (Japan, Korea, Russia).


Selected References


Lower Taxa

Warren L. Wagner +
(Hooker) Hultén +
Arenaria peploides var. major +
B.C. +, Alaska +, Oreg. +, Wash. +, Asia (Japan +, Korea +  and Russia). +
0-10 m +
Sea beaches, sandy flats, and dunes above high tide +
Flowering late spring–summer. +
Fl. Aleut. Isl., +
Illustrated +
Arenaria peploides subsp. major +, Arenaria peploides var. maxima +, Arenaria peploides var. oblongifolia +, Honckenya oblongifolia +  and Honckenya peploides var. major +
Honckenya peploides subsp. major +
Honckenya peploides +
subspecies +