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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.
Annual, erect to spreading, glandular-hairy. Leaf: basal; blades entire, generally narrow, awns 0; ocreae 0. Inflorescence: terminal, cyme-like; bracts fused, on ± 1 side of or around node, awned; peduncles 0; involucres 1–3, (2)3–4-angled, tubular, occasionally swollen, teeth (2)3–4, unequal, awned. Flower: 1(2), hairy; perianth white to pink, lobes 6, entire or fringed; stamens 6 or 9. Fruit: generally elliptic, glabrous, brown to black; embryo straight.
2 species: California. (Latin: sharp point, for awns of bracts, involucres)
1. Bracts fused, on ± 1 side of node; involucres 1–3; involucre teeth (2)3(4), 2.5–5(7) mm; involucre awns (0.5)1–2.5(3) mm; flowers 1–2; perianth lobes entire ..... M. californica
1' Bracts fused, around node; involucres 1; involucre teeth 4, 3–5(6) mm; involucre awns (0.3)0.5–1.2 mm; flowers 1; perianth lobes fringed, occasionally entire or 2-lobed ..... M. perfoliata
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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