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1 genus. —Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
(Annual) [per] to shrub, generally with rhizome; glands salt-secreting.Key to Frankenia
Stem: prostrate to erect, nodes swollen, generally rooting.
Leaf: opposite, 4-ranked, united by a single sheath, ± clustered, simple, 1–15 mm, salt-encrusted, generally persistent; blade obovate to oblong-oblanceolate or elliptic, generally leathery or fleshy, glabrous to hairy, margin entire, rolled under; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: generally cyme, axillary.
Flower: generally bisexual, radial; calyx persistent, sepals 4–7, fused, ribbed; petals 4–7, free, white to pink or blue-purple, overlapping, clawed, with adaxial scale-like appendage near base; stamens 3–12(25), 2- whorled, outer whorl shorter; ovary superior, chambers 1–4, styles 1–4, exserted, ovules 1–many.
Fruit: loculicidal capsule within persistent calyx.
Seed: 1–many, ivory to gold-brown.
90 species: especially coastal and semi-arid regions; soils high in salt, gypsum, or calcium. (Johann Frankenius, colleague of Linnaeus) [Whalen 1987 Syst Bot Monogr 17:1–93]
Shrub 10–100 cm diam, rhizome 0.
Stem: prostrate, 10–30 cm, generally with scattered hairs.
Leaf: blade 2–7 mm, generally < 1 mm wide, ± fleshy, margins strongly thickened, tightly rolled under, abaxial surface densely hairy.
Inflorescence: few-flowered in distal axils.
Flower: calyx tube 3–5 mm, petals 3–7 mm, white, lower 1/2 generally ± pink; stamens generally 4, 4–9 mm; styles (1)2.
Fruit: 2–2.5 mm.
Seed: 1, 1.5–2 mm, ovoid- conic.
Alkali flats, coastal marshes, dunes; < 450 m. South Coast;
Previous taxon: Frankenia
Next taxon: Frankenia pulverulenta
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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