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Key to families | Table of families and genera
This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Stem: erect, equally, repeatedly forked.
Leaf: basal and cauline, generally simple, entire to toothed.
Inflorescence: cymes, dense, terminal, peduncled, generally paired, subtended by involucre-like ring of bracts.
Flower: calyx generally 0; corolla funnel-shaped, lobes unequal, throat ± swollen at base; stamens 3; ovary (2)3-chambered, 1 chamber fertile, others empty or occasionally fused into 1.
Fruit: ± compressed, grooved lengthwise.
± 80 species: Eurasia, n Africa. (Latin: diminutive of Valeriana) [Bell 2007 Molec Phylogen Evol 44:929–941]
1. Fr length ± 2 × width, rounded in ×-section; groove between sterile chambers 0.5–0.8 mm wide; n SNF ..... V. carinata
1' Fr length ± = width, compressed perpendicular to wall between sterile and fertile chambers; groove between sterile chambers 0.1–0.3 mm wide; KR, NCoRO, n SN, n ScV, SnFrB ..... V. locusta
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