Nitrophila occidentalis

(Moquin-Tandon) S. Watson

Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 297. 1871

Basionyms: Banalia occidentalis Moquin-Tandon in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 279. 1849
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 263. Mentioned on page 262.
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Illustrator: Bee F. Gunn
Stems sometimes prostrate and stolon- or rhizomelike with scaly leaves, 7–20(–30) cm; above-ground stem not densely leafy. Leaves of main stems clasping at base, leaves of main stem sometimes connate, arched-spreading; blade linear, terete or subterete, at least in distal 1/2, 5–20(–30) × 0.7–1.5 mm, apex sharply acute or apiculate, sometimes retuse. Inflorescences solitary, sessile flowers, or if 2–3-flowered, additional flowers short-pedicelled. Flowers: perianth segments erect, pinkish to yellowish brown, 1-veined, ovate, 2–3.3 mm; stamens included; filaments shortly connate basally; style longer than stigmatic branches. Utricles concealed by persistent calyx. Seeds brown, ca 1.2 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Relatively moist, alkaline flats or meadows, 400-1900 m

Distribution

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Calif., Nev., Oreg., Utah.

Discussion

Nitrophila occidentalis often occurs with Distichlis, Juncus, and Sarcobatus.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorNoel H. Holmgren +
Authority(Moquin-Tandon) S. Watson +
BasionymsBanalia occidentalis +
DistributionCalif. +, Nev. +, Oreg. + and Utah. +
HabitatRelatively moist, alkaline flats or meadows, 400-1900 m +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering spring–summer. +
Publication titleBotany (Fortieth Parallel), +
Publication year1871 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V4/V4 478.xml +
Taxon familyChenopodiaceae +
Taxon nameNitrophila occidentalis +
Taxon parentNitrophila +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +