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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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Plant glandular; rhizome scaly; bulblets 0.
Leaf: basal and cauline, distal reduced, becoming bract-like; stipules inconspicuous to leaf-like; blade round to ovate, base cordate to reniform, occasionally truncate, obtuse, or tapered, primary lobes 3–many, shallow to deep, teeth sharp-tipped.
Inflorescence: ± flat-topped or ± tapered to tip, > 15-flowered, generally 1-sided; bracts sessile to short-petioled, proximal leaf-like.
Flower: hypanthium partly fused to ovary; petals often ephemeral; stamens 5; pistil 1, ovary > 1/2-inferior, chambers 2, placentas 2, axile.
8 species: North America, Asia. (S. Boykin, GA naturalist, 1786–1848) [Gornall & Bohm 1985 Bot J Linn Soc 90:1–71]
1. Stipules ± 1 cm or more, distal leaf-like; petal >= 5 mm; leaf blade divided > 1/2 to base; inflorescence ± flat-topped ..... B. major
1' Stipules <= 0.4 cm, distal brown-bristly; petal generally < 4 mm; leaf blade divided < 1/8–1/3 to base; inflorescence ± tapered to tip
2. Petal generally > 3 mm, > calyx lobe; flowers not crowded; leaf blade divided 1/4–1/3 to base ..... B. occidentalis
2' Petal generally < 3 mm, ± = calyx lobe; flowers crowded, ± overlapping; leaf blade divided < 1/8 to base ..... B. rotundifolia
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