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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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Annual, erect, 2–10(17) cm, glabrous, branches 0 or near base.
Leaf: early- deciduous, sessile, 0.4–0.7 cm, oblong- elliptic to ovoid (obovoid), basal opposite, free, not fused around stem, cauline alternate, entire, tip rounded to obtuse.
Inflorescence: terminal, flowers 1–2+ in 0–3-branched cyme, subsessile.
Flower: sepals 5; petals 5, ± fused at base, linear to narrow- ovate, pale to bright or green-yellow, midrib often ± red; stamens 5 or 10, anthers 0.2–0.4 mm, yellow or red-brown; pistils 5, oblong, bases rounded, styles 0.2–1.2 mm, erect or recurved, stigmas ± 0.1 mm diam.
Fruit: ± indehiscent, utricle-like, erect to outcurved, glabrous or glandular.
Seed: 1, 0.7–2 mm, club-like, brown.
4 species: CA. (Latin: diminutive of Sedum) [Moran 1997 Haseltonia 5:53–60] Parvisedum is a superfluous name for Sedella.
Unabridged references: [Eggli 1992 Bradleya 10:83]
1. Stamens 10 ..... S. pumila
1' Stamens 5
2. Calyx base tapered to pedicel; petals 2.5–3.8 mm; fruit 1.5–2.5 mm, ± papillate; seed 1.2–1.5 mm ..... S. leiocarpa
2' Calyx base abruptly narrowed to pedicel; petals 1.3–2 mm; fruit 1–1.5 mm, densely stipitate-glandular; seed < 1 mm ..... S. pentandra
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