Suckleya A. Gray
  • Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 11: 103. 1876.
  • [For George Suckley, 1830-1869, physician and naturalist]

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General Information

Herbs, annual, monoecious. Stems prostrate or ascending, diffusely branched, terete, not jointed or armed, not fleshy. Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade rhombic-ovate to suborbicular, base abruptly short-cuneate, margins repand-dentate, apex rounded or acute, sparsely covered with inflated unicellular trichomes (scurfy when dry). Inflorescences staminate and pistillate flowers in mixed clusters in axils of nearly all leaves. Staminate flowers: perianth segments usually 4; stamens usually 4; rudimentary ovary present. Pistillate flowers: perianth segments becoming marginally connate, 4-lobed; stigmas 2, filiform. Fruits utricles, enclosed by enlarged, compressed perianth; pericarp appressed to seed, thinly membranous. Seeds vertical, ovate to triangular-ovate; seed coat reddish brown, thick, membranous; embryo subannular, surrounding perisperm.

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    Chu, G. L., H. C. Stutz, and S. C. Sanderson. 1991. Morphology and taxonomic position of Suckleya suckleyana (Chenopodiaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 78: 63-68.

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    Other Local Names

    [For George Suckley, 1830-1869, physician and naturalist]

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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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