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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Halimodendron||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Halimodendron halodendron (Pall.) Voss
Habit: Shrub, spiny. Stem: sprawling or erect, 1--3 m. Leaf: mostly clustered on spurs, even-1-pinnate; main axes and stipules of those subtending spurs becoming woody spines (leaves otherwise deciduous); leaflets 4, obovate to oblanceolate, mucronate. Inflorescence: raceme, on spurs, 2--4-flowered. Flower: calyx lobes << tube; corolla 15--18 mm, red-purple to pink; 9 filaments fused below, 1 free. Fruit: slowly dehiscent, 1.5--2 cm, 0.8--1 cm wide, ellipsoid to obovate, plump, woody, becoming black; stalk-like base 2--4 mm. Seed: few. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Cult land; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, c SCo (Los Angeles basin); Distribution Outside California: to central United States; native southwestern Asia to Mongolia, China. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Cult; known infestations eradicated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Halimodendron
Next taxon: Hoffmannseggia
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Halimodendron halodendron, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27564, accessed on July 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 29, 2016.