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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Suaeda||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Suaeda taxifolia (Standl.) Standl.
Habit: Subshrub or shrub, < 15 dm, glabrous to generally densely hairy, glaucous. Stem: spreading to erect, several from base, dull, gray-brown, old leaf scars knobby; branches spreading, herbaceous branches pale green to red. Leaf: ascending to wide-spreading, +- sessile; blades < 30 mm, lanceolate to short-elliptic, +- cylindric or adaxial surface flat, blue-green, yellow-green, or red. Inflorescence: clusters generally throughout; branches thick, 2--4 mm diam; flowers generally 1--3 per cluster; bracts generally = leaves, overlapping. Flower: bisexual or lateral pistillate, radial, 1--3 mm; calyx lobes rounded to hooded, generally hairy; ovary pear-shaped, stigmas 3--4, hairy-papillate. Seed: horizontal or vertical, 1--2 mm, lenticular, shiny, black or brown.
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, margins of salt marshes; Elevation: < 15 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CCo, SCo, ChI; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: All year
Synonyms: Suaeda californica var. pubescens Jeps.; Suaeda californica var. taxifolia (Standl.) Munz
eFlora Treatment Author: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Suaeda occidentalis
Next taxon: Cistaceae
Citation for this treatment: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr. 2016. Suaeda taxifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45855, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.