Salicornia bigelovii

Torrey in W. H. Emory

in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 184. 1859

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 384. Mentioned on page 383, 385.
Stems erect, green sometimes becoming red, simple or with primary and secondary branches, 5–60 cm, ultimate branches short or long; leaf and bract apices acute, sharply mucronate. Spikes cylindric and slightly torulose, 2–10 cm, with 5–25 fertile segments; bracts almost obscuring cymes. Fertile segments 4–5 × 4.5–6.2 mm, wider than long, widest distally, margins ca. 0.5 mm wide, scarious. Central flower semicircular distally, 2.2–2.8 × 2–2.8 mm, about as long as wide, usually reaching top of segment, only slightly larger than lateral flowers; anthers exserted, dehiscing after exsertion. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–early fall, year-round in Fla.
Habitat: Middle levels of saltmarshes
Elevation: 0-100 m

Distribution

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Calif., Fla., Ga., Maine, Md., Mass., N.J., N.Y., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va., n Mexico (Caribbean and Pacific coasts).

Discussion

Salicornia bigelovii probably also occurs in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, but no specimens have been seen that confirm its presence in these states.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Salicornia bigelovii"
AuthorPeter W. Ball +
AuthorityTorrey in W. H. Emory +
DistributionCalif. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Va. + and n Mexico (Caribbean and Pacific coasts). +
Elevation0-100 m +
HabitatMiddle levels of saltmarshes +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering late summer–early fall, year-round in Fla. +
Publication titlein W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
Publication year1859 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V4/V4 764.xml +
Taxon familyChenopodiaceae +
Taxon nameSalicornia bigelovii +
Taxon parentSalicornia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +