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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Allenrolfea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Allenrolfea occidentalis (S. Watson) Kuntze
Habit: Shrub, 3--15 dm, glabrous; deciduous. Stem: erect or decumbent, many-branched, woody proximally, distally fleshy in age; jointed; joints (2)3--5(10) mm, 1--4.5 mm wide. Leaf: clasping, 2--4 mm, 2--3 mm wide, scale-like, triangular, margins entire, tip acute. Inflorescence: spike, 6--25 mm, cylindric; flowers spirally arranged in 3s or 5s; bracts deciduous, fleshy, peltate. Flower: bisexual, sessile; calyx 1--1.5 mm, 4--5-lobed, persistent, enclosing fruit; stamens 1--2, exserted; stigmas 2(3). Fruit: utricle, +- 1 mm, ovoid. Seed: erect, red-brown. Chromosomes: n=9.
Ecology: Flats, hummocks, in alkaline soils; Elevation: < 1450 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, e SnFrB, s SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Idaho, Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, Leila M. Shultz & Dieter H. Wilken
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Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax, Leila M. Shultz & Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Allenrolfea occidentalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12469, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.