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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.


Caudex corm-like, flattened or ovoid to spheric, branched or not, without scales or bulblets. Leaf: generally 1–3, basal; blade ± round, base cordate to reniform, lobes and teeth shallow. Inflorescence: cyme, appearing before leaves, glandular; bracts scale-like. Flower: hypanthium free of ovary, generally truncate at base; petals 5, short-clawed; stamens 10; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers 2, placentas 2, axile. Fruit: capsule.
3 species: California. (W.L. Jepson, California botanist, 1867–1946) [Ornduff 1969 Brittonia 21:286–298] Heterostylous.

Key to Jepsonia

1. Leaf generally 1; flowers generally < 4; hypanthium generally > 2 × calyx lobes; s South Coast, Peninsular Ranges ..... J. parryi

1' Leaves generally 2–3; flowers generally > 4; hypanthium < 1.5 × calyx lobes; Channel Islands, n Sierra Nevada Foothills (Calaveras Co.), c Sierra Nevada Foothills

2. Petals persistent, withering; peduncle red-pink, often drying tan; seeds pale brown; n&c Sierra Nevada Foothills, n San Joaquin Valley ..... J. heterandra

2' Petals persistent but not withering; peduncle ± green, often drying brown; seeds dark brown; Channel Islands ..... J. malvifolia


Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, [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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