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Habit: Subshrub, glabrous. Stem: generally many-branched, appearing jointed, green and fleshy when young, woody and not jointed in age. Leaf: opposite, sessile, base fused, decurrent, forming fleshy internode, tip obtuse to +- acute, soft. Inflorescence: spike, terminal, cylindric, dense; bracts leaf-like, fleshy; flowers 3(5) per axil, sessile, sunken in axis, free, not forming a 3-parted cavity at flower-fall. Flower: calyx fleshy, 3--4-lobed, deciduous in fruit; stamens 1--2; stigmas 2--3. Fruit: wall free from seed, membranous. Seed: vertical, seed coat hard, dark brown to black, tubercled; storage tissue (perisperm) abundant.
Species In Genus: 2 species: Mediterranean, California, northwestern Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: jointed leg)
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter W. Ball
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Aphanisma blitoides
Next taxon: Arthrocnemum subterminale
Citation for this treatment: Peter W. Ball 2016. Arthrocnemum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11489, accessed on August 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 31, 2016.