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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Perennial, glabrous, rhizomed.
Stem: decumbent to erect, ± ribbed.
Leaf: opposite, sessile to clasping, linear to ovate, fleshy.
Inflorescence: axillary, flowers 1–3; bractlets 1 or 2 per flower.
Flower: calyx 5(7)-parted, enclosing fruit, papery, lobes erect, overlapping, ovate, back ribbed, persistent in fruit; stamens 5, included; style slender, = ovary, stigmas 2.
Fruit: indehiscent, ± 2 mm.
Seed: vertical, lenticular, black or brown.
± 5 species: w US, C.Am, South America. (Greek: soda loving) [Müller & Borsch 2005 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 92:66–102] In Chenopodiaceae in TJM (1993).
1. Internodes < leaves, leaves (2)3–4.5 mm, widely ovate; plant 3–10 cm ..... N. mohavensis
1' Internodes > leaves, leaves 5–30 mm, ± linear; plant 7–30 cm ..... N. occidentalis
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