Abronia turbinata

Torrey ex S. Watson

Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 285, plate 31, figs. 1–5, 8, 9. 1871.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 66. Mentioned on page 62, 64.

Plants annual, infrequently perennial. Stems decumbent to ascending, much branched, elongate, reddish at least basally, glandular-pubescent, rarely glabrous or viscid-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 1–4.5 cm; blade broadly ovate to orbiculate, 1–5 × 0.5–3 cm, margins entire or ± repand and undulate, surfaces glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts lanceolate to ovate, 3–10 × 1–5 mm, papery, puberulent to densely glandular-pubescent; flowers 15–35. Perianth: tube greenish to coral pink, 6–18 mm, limb white to pale pink, 5–8 mm diam. Fruits winged, turbinate, 3–8 × 3–6 mm, coriaceous, apex broadly tapered to prominent beak; wings (2–)5 (when 2, folded together) truncate distally with conspicuous dilations, cavities extending throughout.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sandy soils, desert scrub
Elevation: 900-2500 m


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