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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Alhagi||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Alhagi maurorum Medik.
Stem: 3--10 dm, much-branched, +- green. Leaf: 7--20 mm, elliptic or obovate. Flower: corolla 8--9 mm, red-purple. Fruit: 1--3 cm, narrowed between seeds, glabrous; stalk-like base 2--3 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Uncommon. Arid agricultural areas; Elevation: especially < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, s SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: sporadic to western Texas; native to western Asia. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul Note: Desert forage, source of manna. Most infestations have been eradicated.
Synonyms: Alhagi pseudalhagi (M. Bieb.) Desv.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Alhagi
Next taxon: Amorpha
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely 2017. Alhagi maurorum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12455, accessed on February 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 26, 2017.