Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: S. Texas and Mexico.

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Tex.; Mexico (Tamaulipas); West Indies.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Subshrubs or suffrutescent perennials, spreading, 2-10 dm. Stems ascending or decumbent, stoutly branched, woody stems brown to gray-brown, herbaceous stems green or glaucous, densely tomentulose, leaf scars ± knobby; branches spreading. Leaves densely spreading, subsessile to short-petiolate; petiole ± 1 mm; blade glaucous, linear to oblanceolate, subcylindric, (3-)7-22 × 0.5-1.5 mm, apex acuminate to slightly apiculate, glabrous. Glomes usually confined to distal branches, 1-5-flowered; branches 1-3 mm diam., as thick as vegetative ones; bracts leaflike in shape, green, not glaucous, 1-5 mm. Flowers usually bisexual; perianth 1.5-2 mm diam.; perianth segments proximally connate, ± glabrous; ovary ± vase-shaped with distal necklike extension; stigmas 3. Seeds usually horizontal, 0.8-1 mm; seed coat black.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Dondia tampicensis Standley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 91. 1916
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Type Information

Holotype for Dondia tampicensis Standl.
Catalog Number: US 463200
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. Palmer
Year Collected: 1910
Locality: Near La Barra, 8 km. east of Tampico., Tamaulipas, Mexico, North America
  • Holotype: Standley, P. C. 1916. N. Amer. Fl. 21: 91.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Coastal sandy areas (Correll and Johnston, 1970).

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Coastal sandy areas, saline flats, clay dunes; 1-30m.
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 0.5
 
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering spring-fall.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

Reasons: Rank of S3 G4 from Texas Heritage Program (3/94).

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