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Key to families | Table of families and genera

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.



James L. Reveal & Thomas J. Rosatti

Annual, erect to spreading, glabrous or sparsely glandular. Leaf: basal, linear to narrow, awns 0; ocreae 0. Inflorescence: terminal, cyme-like; peduncles 0 or erect or reflexed; involucres 1, tubular, teeth (3)4, generally glabrous, awned. Flower: 2–10, glabrous or hairy and glandular; perianth white to rose or green-yellow, lobes 6, entire; stamens 9. Fruit: brown to maroon, generally elliptic, glabrous; embryo curved.
3 species: temperate western North America, southern South America. (Greek: sharp case, for awned involucre) [Ertter 1980 Brittonia 32:70–102] Other taxa in TJM (1993) moved to Acanthoscyphus, Sidotheca.

Key to Oxytheca

1. Bracts fused around node; leaf blades glabrous, margins ciliate ..... O. perfoliata

1' Bracts free; leaf blades hairy, glandular, margins not ciliate

2. Involucres peduncled (occasionally sessile) at lower nodes; bract awns 0.2–0.5 mm; leaf blades 0.1–0.7 cm wide ..... O. dendroidea subsp. dendroidea

2' Involucres generally sessile; bract awns 1–3 mm; leaf blades (0.1)0.5–1.2 cm wide ..... O. watsonii


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