Abronia pogonantha


Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 11: 87, plate 2, fig. 4. 1889.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 66. Mentioned on page 61, 64.

Plants annual. Stems decumbent to ascending, little to moderately branched, elongate, glandular-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 0.8–4 cm; blade ovate to oblong-ovate, 2–5 × 1.5–3.5 cm, margins entire to ± sinuate and undulate, surfaces glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts lanceolate to broadly ovate, 4–9 × 1.8–6 mm, papery, puberulent to glandular-pubescent, often villous basally; flowers 12–24. Perianth: tube rose red, at least basally, 10–20 mm, limb white to pink, 6–8 mm diam. Fruits winged, broadly cordate or ± round in profile, 4–6 × 4–6 mm, coriaceous, apex deeply notched with small beak; wings 2(–3), infrequently partially folded together, without dilations, interior spongy.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Sandy soils, Joshua tree desert scrub
Elevation: 100-1600 m


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Lower Taxa