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Perennial herb, low-cespitose, cushion-like; caudex woody, many-branched; hairs simple or mixed with stalked forked or ± many-branched hairs. Stem: scapose, erect, leaves 0–few. Leaf: basal rosetted at tip of caudex branches, sessile, entire, thickened at base; cauline few or 0, bases not lobed. Inflorescence: ± elongated; bracts 0–few. Flower: sepals erect or ascending, base not sac-like; petals white to pale yellow. Fruit: silicle, sessile, ovoid to ellipsoid, dehiscent, unsegmented; valves rounded or keeled, glabrous or hairy; stigma entire. Seed: 1–4, plump, ± ovoid to oblong; wing 0.
2 species: western United States. (W.C. Cusick, Oregon plant collector, 1842–1922) [Rollins 1988 J Jap Bot 63:65–69]

Key to Cusickiella

1. Leaf (3)5–12(14) mm; petals white; bracts 0; fruit valves rounded ..... C. douglasii

1' Leaf 1.5–4.5 mm; petals pale yellow; bracts subtending lower pedicels; fruit valves keeled ..... C. quadricostata


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