Krascheninnikovia Gueldenst.
  • Novi Comment. Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. 16: 551. 1772.
  • Winterfat [for S. P. Krasheninnikova, 1711-1755, academician and professor in Saint Petersburg, author of the first flora of Saint Petersburg]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Krascheninnikovia Gueldenst. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000020213. Accessed on: 31 Mar 2020'

General Information

Shrubs or subshrubs, covered with stellate and dendroid hairs in combination with simple (unbranched), uniseriate hairs. Leaves alternate, solitary or in fascicles, petiolate to subsessile; leaf blade flat, linear-lanceolate to ovate, base cuneate, rounded, or subcordate, margin entire, apex obtuse or acute. Flowers unisexual (plants monoecious or dioecious). Male flowers several in glomerules, forming an interrupted spike or subcapitate inflorescence, without bracts; perianth segments 4, ovate or elliptic, membranous, abaxially hairy, basally connate; stamens 4; anthers oblong; filaments linear, exserted. Female flowers axillary, 1 or 2 together; bractlets 2, united into a tube in proximal half or at base (here termed “female floral tube”), compressed, ellipsoid or obovoid, abaxially 4-fascicular villous or shortly hairy in fruit; perianth absent; ovary sessile, ellipsoid, hairy; style short; stigmas 2, pubescent. Utricle ellipsoid or narrowly obovoid, compressed; pericarp membranous, free from seed. Seed vertical; testa membranous; embryo semi-annular or horseshoe-shaped; radicle inferior.

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    Subshrubs, monoecious or dioecious, herbage densely tomentose, hairs stellate. Stems erect, not jointed or armed; basal branches woody, flowering branches herbaceous. Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade linear to narrowly lanceolate, not fleshy, base truncate, margins entire, revolute, apex blunt. Inflorescences axillary clusters or small spikes. Flowers unisexual; staminate flowers with bractlets absent, perianth 4-parted, stamens 4; pistillate flowers enclosed in 2 partially connate, slightly keeled, densely hirsute bractlets with free tips hornlike, perianth absent, stigmas 2, elongate. Fruiting structures ovate, flat utricles; pericarp free, thin . Seeds vertical, ovate; seed coat brown, covered with white hairs; embryo annular, perisperm copious. x = 9.

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    Synonyms

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Winterfat [for S. P. Krasheninnikova, 1711-1755, academician and professor in Saint Petersburg, author of the first flora of Saint Petersburg]

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    Amaranthaceae
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).