Abronia bigelovii

Heimerl

Smithsonian Misc. Collect.52: 197. 1909

Found in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 69. Mentioned on page 61, 67.
FNA4 P12 Abronia villosa var villosa.jpeg
Plants perennial, acaulescent or rarely with short branched aerial caudices, cespitose. Leaves: petiole 1–3.5 cm; blade linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 1.5–8 × 0.3–0.4 cm, 5 or more times as long as wide, margins entire, plane, surfaces glabrous or puberulent. Inflorescences: bracts broadly ovate to ovate-elliptic, 7–11 × 2–8 mm, thinly papery, glabrate to minutely glandular-puberulent; flowers 12–25. Perianth: tube greenish pink, 3–8 mm, limb pale pink, 3–4 mm diam. Fruits winged, ± obdeltate in profile, 6–9 × 5–8 mm, scarious, apex slightly beaked; wings 5, thin walled, apex tapered to broadly obtuse, without dilations, cavities extending throughout.

Phenology: Flowering fall.
Habitat: Shrubby gypsum hills
Elevation: 1500-2000 m

Distribution

N.Mex.

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

References

None.

Facts about "Abronia bigelovii"
AuthorLeo A. Galloway +
Elevation1500-2000 m +
HabitatShrubby gypsum hills +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering fall. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAbronia bigelovii +
Taxon parentAbronia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +