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2. Suaeda dendroides (C. A. Meyer) Moquin-Tandon, Chenop. Monogr. Enum. 126. 1840.

木碱蓬 mu jian peng

Schoberia dendroides C. A. Meyer, Verz. Pfl. Casp. Meer. 159. 1831; Chenopodina dendroides (C. A. Meyer) Moquin-Tandon.

Subshrubs, 20-60 cm tall. Stems erect, much branched; bark gray-brown to gray-white; branchlets light yellow, slender, ribbed. Leaves gray-green, linear, compressed, 0.8-1.5 cm × 1-1.5 mm, base attenuate into a short petiole, apex obtuse. Glomerules inserted on petiole, usually 5-10-flowered. Flowers bisexual. Perianth green, subglobose, fleshy; segments oblong to ovate, distinctly veined, margin membranous, apex cucullate. Stamens 5; anthers oblong to broadly ovate, ca. 0.8 mm. Style obscure; stigmas 2 or 3. Seed horizontal or vertical, sublustrous, not pitted. Fl. Jun.

Rocky slopes, deserts. N Xinjiang [C Asia, SW Asia (Caucasus)].


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