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Abigail J. Moore

Annual. 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, northern Africa. (Latin: diminutive of Valeriana) [Bell 2007 Molec Phylogen Evol 44:929–941]

Key to Valerianella

1. Fruit length ± 2 × width, rounded in ×-section; groove between sterile chambers 0.5–0.8 mm wide; n Sierra Nevada Foothills ..... V. carinata

1' Fruit length ± = width, compressed perpendicular to wall between sterile and fertile chambers; groove between sterile chambers 0.1–0.3 mm wide; Klamath Ranges, Outer North Coast Ranges, n Sierra Nevada, n Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay Area ..... V. locusta


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