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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Suaeda||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Suaeda esteroa Ferren & S.A. Whitmore
Habit: Perennial herb, subshrub, or occasionally annual, 1--6 dm, glabrous, generally glaucous. Stem: decumbent to erect; branches generally ascending, straw-colored, generally exfoliating. Leaf: ascending, sessile; distal < 60 mm, lance-linear, adaxial surface flat, overlapping, green to +- red, generally glaucous; proximal = mid-stem, straw-colored, generally withered, at least vascular strands persistent. Inflorescence: clusters on distal stems; flowers generally 3--5 per cluster; bracts < leaves. Flower: bilateral, 1.5--3.5 mm; calyx lobes hooded, keeled; ovary rounded to lenticular, stigmas 2--3, linear, glabrous. Seed: horizontal; lenticular form 1--1.3 mm, shiny, black to +- red; flat form 1.2--2 mm, dull, brown.
Ecology: Coastal salt marshes; Elevation: < 5 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: northern Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Suaeda californica
Next taxon: Suaeda nigra
Citation for this treatment: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr. 2016. Suaeda esteroa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45838, accessed on December 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 03, 2016.