Abronia carletonii

J. M. Coulter & Fisher

Bot. Gaz. 17: 349. 1892.

Synonyms: Abronia nealleyi Standley
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 65. Mentioned on page 62.

Plants perennial. Stems ascending, infrequently procumbent, unbranched to few branched, elongate, often whitish, viscid-puberulent to glandular-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 1–4.5 cm; blade lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, 2.5–5 × 0.5–3 cm, margins entire to ± repand and undulate, adaxial surface glabrous, abaxial surface glabrous or puberulent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts ovate, 4–8 × 2–5 mm, papery, apex acute to acuminate, glandular-pubescent, sometimes villous basally; flowers 15–30. Perianth: tube greenish, 8–16 mm, limb pale pink to light magenta, 5–7 mm diam. Fruits turbinate, 4–17 × 3–5 mm, scarious, apex broadly obtuse and beaked; wings 5, thin walled, truncate and conspicuously dilated distally, dilations as wide as long and flattened perpendicular to plane of lamina, cavities extending throughout.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Calcareous or gypseous, clay or silty soils, shrublands
Elevation: 1000-1600 m


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