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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salsola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salsola paulsenii Litv.
Habit: Annual, generally < 1.5 m, +- conic, generally densely papillate. Stem: branched from base, longitudinally ribbed, occasionally red-striped. Leaf: opposite to alternate below, alternate above, 5--32 mm; in age generally yellow-green, leathery, base wider. Inflorescence: bract not surrounding fruit, +- cylindric, spiny, margin narrow, white to +- translucent. Flower: sepals 2.5--3.5 mm; anthers 0.4--0.7 mm. Fruit: deciduous in age; 6.6--10.7 mm diam including wings; developed wings 3--5, translucent, veins few, generally pale, margin generally smooth, base yellow- to pink-spotted, in fruit smallest 2 wings rudimentary or 1(2) narrowly linear; sepal tips spiny.
Ecology: Common. Sandy, disturbed places; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: n WTR (se Cuyama Valley), D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah; native to southeastern Europe, central Asia. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct Note: Hybridizes with Salsola tragus.
Unabridged Synonyms: Kali paulsenii (Litv.) Akhani & Roalson
eFlora Treatment Author: G. Frederic Hrusa
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salsola gobicola
Next taxon: Salsola ryanii
Citation for this treatment: G. Frederic Hrusa 2017. Salsola paulsenii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43033, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.