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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salsola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salsola gobicola Iljin
Habit: Annual < 1.5 m, branched from base, papillate to short-stiff-hairy (+- glabrous). Stem: spreading to ascending, longitudinally ribbed, occasionally red-striped. Leaf: opposite to alternate below, alternate above, 8--52 mm, gray-green to yellow-green, blade deciduous; in age rigid, thick, broad, leathery, tip sharp-pointed or -spined. Inflorescence: bract not surrounding fruit, +- cylindric, spiny, bract wing 0.3--0.6 mm, opaque-white to +- translucent. Flower: sepals 2.5--3 mm, soft to partially spiny in fruit; anthers 0.7--0.9 mm. Fruit: deciduous in age; 5.4--11.1 mm diam including wings, developed wings 5, +- translucent, veins few, generally pale, margin smooth to uneven, base often with yellow or pink spot or both, smallest 2 wings narrowly oblanceolate to linear or 1 (both) rudimentary.
Ecology: Common. Disturbed, sandy, places; Elevation: 120--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SnJV, n WTR, SNE, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Mexico, apparently native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct Note: Apparently hybridizes with Salsola tragus, Salsola paulsenii.
Synonyms: Salsola paulsenii, misappl., in part; Salsola tragus, misappl., in part
Unabridged Note: Relationship between papillate and nonpapillate or +- glabrous forms warrants further study.
eFlora Treatment Author: G. Frederic Hrusa
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salsola damascena
Next taxon: Salsola paulsenii
Citation for this treatment: G. Frederic Hrusa 2016. Salsola gobicola, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82452, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.