Suaeda linifolia


Ill. Pl., 47, plate 40. 1803.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 391. Mentioned on page 393.

Plants erect, bright green, 0.5–10 dm, minutely and sparsely puberulous on young branches, otherwise glabrous. Stems branched above bases, glabrous; branches ascending, base fused to subtending leaves for ± 1 mm, glabrous. Leaves ascending or partly appressed to stem, green; blade narrowly linear, planoconvex, 3–20 mm, apex acute. Inflorescences much-branched; branchlets ascending, 1–120 mm, slender; glomes (1–)3(–6)-flowered; bracts similar to leaves, distal ones much shorter, 0.5–10(–20) mm or absent. Perianths obovoid to pyriform, subglobose in fruit, 1–2 × 0.6–1.2 mm; perianth segments erect, connate to 1/2 or 2/3 their length in bisexual flowers, ± completely connate in pistillate flowers, distally hooded, slightly horned near apex; stigmas (2–)3. Seeds dimorphic; subglobose, 1.2–2 mm, with seed coat black, or flat and coiled, 1.75–2.25 mm, with seed coat brownish green.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Alkaline and saline soils
Elevation: 1400-1900 m


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Introduced; Nev., Wyo., Asia.


Selected References


Lower Taxa