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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 4 | Chenopodiaceae | Aphanisma

1. Aphanisma blitoides Nuttall ex Moquin-Tandon in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 54. 1849.

Stems 1-6 dm. Leaf blades 2-5 cm. Flowers urceolate; perianth lobes 1-veined, obovate to oblong, obtuse, subequal; stamens hypogynous; filaments filiform; anthers ellipsoid-globose; stigmas recurved. Fruit: utricle broad, 1.2-2 mm. Seeds 1-2 mm.

Flowering summer-early fall. Coastal shrublands, bluffs, saline sands; of conservation concern; 0-100 m; Calif.; Mexico (Baja California).

According to the California Native Plant Society, this species is in steep decline on the mainland and is declining also on the Channel Islands.


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