Abronia maritima

Nuttall ex S. Watson

in W. H. Brewer et al., Bot. California 2: 4. 1880.

Common names: Red sand-verbena
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 65. Mentioned on page 61, 67, 68.

Plants perennial. Stems prostrate, often buried, often extensively branched, forming large mats, succulent, densely glandular-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 0.5–3 cm; blade elliptic to oblong or nearly obovate, 5–6.8 × 2.3–4.3 cm, margins usually entire, sometimes ± repand and undulate, surfaces minutely viscid-puberulent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts lanceolate to lance-ovate, 7–11 × 3–4 mm, papery, minutely glandular to glandular-pubescent; flowers 10–18. Perianth: tube red to reddish green, 6–10 mm, limb deep purplish red, 7–10 mm diam., lobes tightly reflexed. Fruits turbinate, 10–14 × 6–18 mm, thick, indurate, apex irregularly truncate and ± beaked; wings 3–5, without cavities.

Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Foredunes and unstable dunes near strand
Elevation: 0-50 m


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Calif., Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora).


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Lower Taxa

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Leo A. Galloway +
Nuttall ex S. Watson +
Red sand-verbena +
Calif. +, Mexico (Baja California +, Baja California Sur +, Sinaloa +  and Sonora). +
0-50 m +
Foredunes and unstable dunes near strand +
Flowering year-round. +
in W. H. Brewer et al., Bot. California +
Tricratus +
Abronia maritima +
species +