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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salsola||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salsola ryanii Hrusa & Gaskin
Habit: Annual < 2 m, +- rounded, loosely branched from base, glabrous to sparsely short-bristly. Stem: branched from base, longitudinally ribbed, occasionally red-striped. Leaf: opposite to alternate below, deciduous, alternate above, 5--55 mm, in age upper rigid, base wider, leathery, margin translucent, tip sharp-pointed to spiny. Inflorescence: bract +- cylindric, spiny, in age broad, thick, lower margin +- translucent. Flower: sepals 2.5--3 mm; anthers 0.6--0.9 mm. Fruit: persistent or not; 4.6--8.1 mm diam including wings; developed wings in fruit 5, generally opaque, veins few, dark to pale, margin smooth to unevenly scalloped, smallest wings spoon-shaped. Chromosomes: 2n=54.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed places; Elevation: < 350(800) m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV, s SnJV, SCoRI. Flowering Time: Jun--Oct Note: Hexaploid derivative of tetraploid Salsola tragus, diploid Salsola australis. Not known outside California. Occasionally plants of hexaploid Salsola tragus may key here, these generally more robust, hairy than Salsola ryanii.
eFlora Treatment Author: G. Frederic Hrusa
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salsola paulsenii
Next taxon: Salsola soda
Citation for this treatment: G. Frederic Hrusa 2017. Salsola ryanii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=86336, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.