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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Corispermum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Corispermum americanum (Nutt.) Nutt. var. americanum
Habit: Plant well branched, 3--15 cm; glabrous. Leaf: 9--25 mm, 1--2.5 mm wide. Inflorescence: 1--4 cm, narrow; bracts in fruit 3--20 mm, generally covering fruit, margin scarious. Flower: perianth parts 1, stamens generally 3. Fruit: body 2--3.5 mm, +- obovate, +- yellow-green to brown, generally red-spotted or warty, convex abaxially, flat to +- convex adaxially; wing +- opaque, 0--0.2 mm, entire or +- cut, if +- 0 generally with remnant style-base < 0.1 mm beyond summit.
Ecology: Sandy soils, dunes; Elevation: 900--1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: n DMoj (Eureka Valley); Distribution Outside California: North America except southeastern, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: May Note: In California apparently rare, seldom collected. Other other variety in southwestern North America, Mexico; California material +- atypical, study needed.
Synonyms: Corispermum hyssopifolium L., misappl.
eFlora Treatment Author: G. Frederic Hrusa
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Corispermum
Next taxon: Cycloloma
Citation for this treatment: G. Frederic Hrusa 2016. Corispermum americanum var. americanum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=81998, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.