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Boerhavia triquetra S. Watson var. intermedia (M.E. Jones) Spellenb.
Habit: Annual. Stem: ascending or erect, 2--5 dm; hairs fine, sparse. Leaf: blade broadly lanceolate or ovate, acute to obtuse. Inflorescence: generally umbel of 3--6(8) flowers or flowers 1 or paired. Flower: 1.5--2 mm; perianth pale pink to white. Fruit: 2--2.7 mm, glabrous, length 3 × width; ribs (3)5, rounded to angled; tip +- truncate to abruptly rounded.
Ecology: Gravelly washes, flats; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: e PR, e DMtns (Ivanpah Mtns, Clark Mtn, Kingston ranges), se DMoj exc DMtns, e DSon; Distribution Outside California: to Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Aug--Oct Note: In northern Mexico, less so in California, intergrading with Boerhavia triquetra S. Watson var. triquetra of Mexico; easily confused with Boerhavia erecta L. (fruit 3--4.5 mm), widespread in tropical America, expected as agricultural weed in California near Mexico.
Synonyms: Boerhavia intermedia M.E. Jones
Unabridged Note: In northern Mexico, less so in California, poorly distinguished from, intergrading with B. triquetra S. Watson var. triquetra of Mexico (flowers generally 1 or paired; fruit length 2 × width, ribs 3, rarely 4, sharp, tip truncate); easily confused with Boerhavia erecta L. (fruit 3--4.5 mm), widespread in tropical America, expected as agricultural weed in California near Mexico.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Boerhavia diffusa
Next taxon: Boerhavia wrightii
Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock 2017. Boerhavia triquetra var. intermedia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=85884, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.