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Annual, perennial herb, subshrub, [ shrub, tree], glabrous or hairy.
Stem: often forked.
Leaf: opposite, sessile or petioled, pairs generally unequal; blade generally entire.
Inflorescence: generally forked; spike, head-like cluster, or umbel, flowers rarely 1, bracts forming a calyx-like involucre or not.
Flower: bisexual, generally ± radial ( bilateral), sometimes cleistogamous in some genera; perianth of 1 whorl, generally petal-like, bell- to trumpet-shaped, base hardened, tightly surrounding ovary in fruit, lobes 3–5, generally notched to ± lobed; stamens 1–many; ovary superior (appearing inferior due to hardened perianth base), style 1.
Fruit: achene in hardened perianth base; round to ± flat; smooth, angled, ribbed, or winged; glabrous, hairy, or glandular.
30 genera, 350 species: warm regions, especially Am; some ornamental (Bougainvillea; Mirabilis, four o'clock). [Spellenberg 2003 FNANM 4:14–17] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Nyctaginaceae
Annual, perennial herb, generally glandular.Key to Abronia
Stem: prostrate to ascending, generally ± red.
Leaf: generally fleshy, petioled.
Inflorescence: head or umbel; flowers maturing outer before inner or ± simultaneously; receptacle conic, ± smooth; bracts 5–10.
Flower: perianth salverform to trumpet-shaped, generally fragrant, lobes 4–5; stamens 4–5, included; stigma linear, included.
Fruit: body fusiform; wings (0)2–5, lobe-like, prominent, opaque, thick, not continuous above fruit body.
25 species: w North America. (Greek: graceful) [Galloway 2003 FNANM 4:61–69] Closely related to Tripterocalyx; relationships among species Abronia gracilis Benth. (Mex), Abronia maritima, Abronia umbellata, and Abronia villosa need study; hybrids involve Abronia latifolia, Abronia maritima, Abronia umbellata; Abronia gracilis included in TJM (1993) based on misidentifications.
Stem: prostrate to ascending, < 80 cm.
Leaf: petiole 0.5–5 cm; blade 1–5 cm, 1–4.5 cm wide, triangular- ovate to ± round.
Inflorescence: peduncle 2–10 cm; bracts 3–11 mm, lanceolate to narrowly ovate; flowers 15–35.
Flower: perianth tube 1.3–3.5 cm, ± pink, throat with white spot, limb 6–18 mm wide, pale to bright magenta.
Fruit: 5–10 mm, body with prominent raised veins, top with hardened beak (base of floral tube); wings 3–5, thin, rounded or angled, or 0. [Online Interchange]
Flower: perianth tube 2–3.5 cm, limb (1)1.5–1.8 cm wide.
Fruit: body nearly smooth; wings exceeding body.
Sandy places in coastal-sage scrub, chaparral; < 1600 m. c&s South Coast, w Sonoran Desert.
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