Nitrophila S. Watson
  • Botany (Fortieth Parallel) 297. 1871.
  • [Greek nitron, native soda, and philios, loving, for the habitat preference of the plants]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Nitrophila S. Watson. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000026174. Accessed on: 18 Feb 2020'

General Information

Herbs, perennial, suffrutescent, glabrous. Stems numerous from base, erect or prostrate, branched, ribbed, not jointed, not armed, not fleshy. Leaves opposite (rarely alternate), connate, clasping at base, sessile, succulent; blade linear or broadly ovate, margins entire, apex acute or apiculate. Inflorescences axillary, flowers solitary or in 2-3-flowered clusters, bibracteate. Flowers bisexual, with 1 or 2 bractlets ± equaling perianth length; perianth deeply 5[-7]-parted, segments strongly imbricate, chartaceous; stamens 5; stigmas 2. Fruiting structures: fruit a utricle; pericarp free from seed, membranous, indehiscent. Seeds vertical, lenticular; seed coat black, shiny; embryo annular, perisperm copious. x = 9.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    [Greek nitron, native soda, and philios, loving, for the habitat preference of the plants]

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    Amaranthaceae
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    '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.
    • B Flora of North America Association
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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