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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Suaeda||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.
Habit: Annual < 8 dm, glabrous, glaucous. Stem: prostrate to erect, 1--several; branches generally decumbent to ascending, green to dark red, generally striped. Leaf: generally tightly ascending, < 40 mm, linear, sessile; adaxial surface flat, green to +- red. Inflorescence: generally dense, branched; flowers 3--7 per cluster; bracts subtending branches = leaves; bracts subtending flowers < leaves, generally widest proximal to middle, fresh bracts membranous-margined at base. Flower: bilateral, 1--4 mm including horns; mature calyx lobes horned, +- keeled, wing-margined; ovary rounded to lenticular, stigmas generally 2, glabrous. Seed: horizontal; lenticular seeds 0.8--1.7 mm, shiny, generally black; flat seeds 1--1.5 mm, dull, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=36,54.
Ecology: Saline or alkaline, wetland soils, generally dried; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, eastern Canada, Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Suaeda
Next taxon: Suaeda californica
Citation for this treatment: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr. 2016. Suaeda calceoliformis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45831, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.