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|Family: Bataceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Batis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Batis maritima L.
Stem: prostrate to ascending, < 1.5 m; base woody. Leaf: (0.5)1--2 cm, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, +- cylindric, +- flattened above. Inflorescence: staminate +- 6 mm, ovoid-cylindric, bracts or bractlets rounded; pistillate +- 6 mm, cylindric (obconic) in fruit; flowers fused in age. Staminate Flower: petals white, blade +- triangular, clawed, stamens exserted. Fruit: +- 10 mm, fleshy, spongy or corky in age.
Ecology: Coastal salt marshes; Elevation: < 10 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: to southeastern United States, Caribbean, northern South America; Hawaii. Flowering Time: Apr--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd & William J. Stone
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Batis
Next taxon: Berberidaceae
Citation for this treatment: Steve Boyd & William J. Stone 2017. Batis maritima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15519, accessed on January 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 22, 2017.