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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salicornia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salicornia pacifica Standl.
Habit: Subshrub 10--70 cm. Stem: spreading to erect, occasionally rooting at base; few- to many-branched. Inflorescence: spikes 20--85 mm, 2.5--5 mm wide, longest with 12--40 fertile nodes. Flower: central flowers 1--2.5 mm wide, separating lateral flowers; anthers 0.7--1 mm, dehiscing after exsertion. Seed: 1.2--1.5 mm, hairs 0.1--0.2 mm, hooked, curved.
Ecology: Salt marshes, alkaline flats; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, SnJV, CCo, SnFrB, SCo, s ChI, PR, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Jul--Nov Note: Occasionally misidentified as Salicornia utahensis Tidestr., not present in California.
Synonyms: Sarcocornia pacifica (Standl.) A.J. Scott; Salicornia virginica L., misappl.
Unabridged Note: Salicornia utahensis reported from California, but specimen is Salicornia pacifica. Salicornia utahensis occurs in several adj states, so it might be expected to occur in eastern California: spikes terminal, fertile nodes < 12; anthers 0.9--1.8 mm; seeds smooth, papillae short (0.6--0.9 mm), straight, on one edge.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter W. Ball
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salicornia depressa
Next taxon: Salicornia perennis
Citation for this treatment: Peter W. Ball 2016. Salicornia pacifica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42666, accessed on August 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 30, 2016.