Sarcobatus baileyi


Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 7: 77. 1892

Common names: Bailey greasewood
Synonyms: Sarcobatus vermiculatus var. baileyi (Coville) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 389. Mentioned on page 385, 388.
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Illustrator: Bee F. Gunn
Plants sometimes red-tinged, intricately branched, evenly rounded, to 0.7–1 m, low; proximal branches in contact with ground, forming mat. Leaves mostly clustered on cushionlike base on older wood; blade dull green to grayish green, usually terete and arcuate, 0.5–1(–1.6) cm, pubescent. Inflorescences: pistillate flowers and staminate spikes on shortened branches with 1–3 barely discernible internodes; staminate spikes usually to 10 mm. Fruits (2–)6–12 mm; wing (0.8–)1–2 cm diam. Seeds 2 mm. 2n = 108.

Phenology: Flowering spring; fruiting summer.
Habitat: Alkaline soils in semiarid or arid plains, flats, or slopes, mixed shrublands
Elevation: 1200-1900 m


So far as is known, Sarcobatus baileyi is endemic to Nevada, centering in the Lahontan Basin. It is often in monotypic stands or with Atriplex confertifolia or Sarcobatus vermiculatus. It should be sought in adjacent California. Bailey greasewood is allegedly a nonphreatophyte.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Sarcobatus baileyi"
AuthorMatthew H. Hils +, John W. Thieret + and James D. Morefield +
AuthorityCoville +
Common nameBailey greasewood +
DistributionNev. +
Elevation1200-1900 m +
HabitatAlkaline soils in semiarid or arid plains, flats, or slopes, mixed shrublands +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering spring + and fruiting summer. +
Publication titleProc. Biol. Soc. Wash. +
Publication year1892 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V4/V4 771.xml +
SynonymsSarcobatus vermiculatus var. baileyi +
Taxon familyChenopodiaceae +
Taxon nameSarcobatus baileyi +
Taxon parentSarcobatus +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +