Cleomella brevipes

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 365. 1882.

Common names: Shortstalk stinkweed
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 210. Mentioned on page 209, 212.

Plants 3–15(–35) cm. Stems profusely branched (erect or spreading and matlike); glaucous, scabrous. Leaves: stipules finely divided into crinkled threads, 2 mm; petiole 0.1–0.3 cm; leaflet blade linear-obovate, 0.5–1.5 × 0.1–0.3 cm, fleshy, margins entire, apex obtuse to acute, mucronate, surfaces scabrous. Inflorescences solitary flowers in axils of closely spaced leaves throughout; bracts unifoliate, 8–10 mm. Pedicels reflexed in fruit, 1–2 mm. Flowers: sepals green, ovate, 0.8–1.2 × 0.3–0.7 mm, glabrous; petals pale yellow, oblong, 1.5–2 × 0.5–1 mm, glabrous; stamens yellow, 1.5–2.2 mm; anthers 0.3–0.5 mm; gynophore strongly reflexed, 0.5–3 mm in fruit; ovary globose, 1–1.5 mm; style 2–3(–5) mm. Capsules globose or deltoid, 2–3 × 2–3.2 mm, glabrous, (valves triangular). Seeds 1–4, yellowish, globose, 1.3–1.7 mm, smooth.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Alkaline marshes, wet saline soils around thermal springs
Elevation: 400-1400 m


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