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Key to families | Table of families and genera

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Annual, hairy, taprooted. Stem: ± erect; branches 0–many. Leaf: basal and cauline, sessile, entire. Inflorescence: raceme-like cymes, ± terminal; bracts leaf-like; pedicels erect in fruit. Flower: calyx ± deep-5-lobed, enlarged in fruit; corolla 5-lobed, funnel-shaped, appendages present; style entire. Fruit: nutlets generally 4, ovate, covered with ± long, barbed prickles, scar lateral.
12–14 species: northern hemisphere, especially Asia. (Latin: little bur)

Key to Lappula

1. Nutlet margin prickles in 2(3) rows, bases not or ± widened, not fused ..... [L. squarrosa]

1' Nutlet margin prickles in 1 row, bases widened or ± so, generally fused ..... L. redowskii

2. Nutlet margin prickles wider at base, fused into swollen crown ..... var. cupulata

2' Nutlet margin prickles ± wider at base, ± fused, not in crown ..... var. redowskii


Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, [accessed on month, day, year]
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