Contr. Gray Herb. 53: 13. 1918
Phenology: Flowering (Jan-)Feb–Jul(-Dec).
Habitat: Pastures, desert washes, sand dunes, creosote scrub, mesquite thickets, volcanic soil, sometimes in brackish or alkaline soils
Elevation: -60-1200(-1400) m
Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, n Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, Sonora, Zacatecas), sw, c Asia, n Africa, n Atlantic Islands.
The native status of Oligomeris linifolia in North America has long been controversial; its presence represents the most remarkable disjunction in the family. Recent molecular research (S. Martín-Bravo et al. 2009) strongly suggests that it is native here.
Oligomeris linifolia has been reported to be toxic to cattle. Occurrence of this species in Utah is based on the following collection: “southern Utah,” 1877, E. Palmer 47 (US, WIS). “Cambess” has appeared in literature as a common name for O. linifolia, apparently resulting from confusion with an abbreviation of the author Cambessèdes. “Lineleaf whitepuff” has also appeared as a common name for this species; the epithet linifolia should be translated as “flax-leaved.”
SELECTED REFERENCE Martín-Bravo, S. et al. 2009. Is Oligomeris (Resedaceae) indigenous to Noth America: Molecular evidence for a natural colonization from the Old World. Amer. J. Bot. 96: 507–518.
|Author||Santiago Martín-Bravo +, Gordon C. Tucker + and Thomas F. Daniel +|
|Authority||(Vahl) J. F. Macbride +|
|Basionyms||Reseda linifolia +|
|Common name||Flaxleaf-whitepuff + and desert-spike +|
|Distribution||Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +, n Mexico (Baja California +, Baja California Sur +, Chihuahua +, Coahuila +, Durango +, Nuevo León +, Sonora +, Zacatecas) +, sw +, c Asia +, n Africa + and n Atlantic Islands. +|
|Elevation||-60-1200(-1400) m +|
|Habitat||Pastures, desert washes, sand dunes, creosote scrub, mesquite thickets, volcanic soil, sometimes in brackish or alkaline soils +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Phenology||Flowering (Jan-)Feb–Jul(-Dec). +|
|Publication title||Contr. Gray Herb. +|
|Publication year||1918 +|
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|Taxon family||Resedaceae +|
|Taxon name||Oligomeris linifolia +|
|Taxon parent||Oligomeris +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 7 +|