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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Suaeda||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Suaeda nigra (Raf.) J.F. Macbr.
Habit: Subshrub, shrub, or occasionally annual, 2--15 dm, glabrous to hairy, glaucous. Stem: spreading to erect, several from base, base generally woody; branches spreading, herbaceous stems shiny, green to yellow-brown or red. Leaf: ascending to wide-spreading, generally not overlapping; petiole 0--1 mm; blade 5--30 mm, +- cylindric to flat, linear to narrowly lanceolate, base narrow, yellow-green to red. Inflorescence: generally open, branches thin, 0.4--2 mm diam; bracts generally < leaves; flowers 1--12 per cluster, generally on distal stems. Flower: generally bisexual, radial, 0.7--2 mm; calyx lobes rounded; ovary +- pear-shaped, stigmas 2--3, hairy-papillate. Seed: horizontal or vertical, 0.5--2 mm, lenticular, shiny, black. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Alkaline, saline habitats in interior and desert, occasionally coastal; Elevation: < 1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, CCo, SnFrB, SW, GB, D; Distribution Outside California: to western Canada, Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Sep
Synonyms: Suaeda moquinii (Torr.) Greene
Unabridged Synonyms: Suaeda fruticosa (L.) Forssk., misappl.; Suaeda torreyana var. ramosissima (Standl.) Munz; Suaeda torreyana S. Watson var. torreyana
eFlora Treatment Author: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Suaeda esteroa
Next taxon: Suaeda occidentalis
Citation for this treatment: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr. 2017. Suaeda nigra, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45847, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.