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Key to Salicornia

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(For a list of species in Salicornia, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Subshrub, some stems vegetative only; central flowers of a  separating lateral flowers, flowers in a horizontal row

2. Woody stems  to ; longest spikes with 12–40 fertile  ..... S. pacifica

2' Woody stems creeping; longest spikes with 7–14 fertile nodes ..... S. perennis

1' Annual, all stems terminated by inflorescence; lateral flowers of a node generally meeting below central flower, flowers in a triangle.

3. Leaf tips generally , sharp-mucronate; inflorescence  length < width ..... S. bigelovii

3' Leaf, bract tips  to ± acute, not sharp; inflorescence internode length >= width

4. Inflorescence  ± ; central flower ± > lateral flowers; anthers 0.3–0.5+ mm,  before dehiscence ..... S. depressa

4' Inflorescence internodes widest distally; central flower >> lateral flowers; anthers 0.2–0.4 mm, generally dehiscing inside flower, generally not exserted ..... S. rubra



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