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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cistanthe||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cistanthe maritima (Nutt.) Carolin ex Hershk.
Stem: spreading or ascending. Leaf: 1--6 cm, obovate to spoon-shaped, flat. Inflorescence: panicle, generally above leaves; bracts scarious; pedicel 5--15 mm, +- straight in fruit. Flower: sepals 3--5 mm, glaucous, generally purple-veined; petals generally 5, 3--6 mm; stamens generally 5. Fruit: generally > calyx. Seed: 20--40, 0.5--1 mm wide, +- elliptic, smooth, dull gray, with short, white hairs, black.
Ecology: Coastal scrub, sandy soil, sea bluffs; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, ChI; Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Feb--May
Synonyms: Calandrinia maritima Nutt.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & C. Matt Guilliams
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Cistanthe ambigua
Next taxon: Claytonia
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & C. Matt Guilliams 2016. Cistanthe maritima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19502, accessed on July 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 31, 2016.