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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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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.
3 species: CA. (W.L. Jepson, CA botanist, 1867–1946) [Ornduff 1969 Brittonia 21:286–298] Heterostylous.
1. Lf generally 1; flowers generally < 4; hypanthium generally > 2 × calyx lobes; s SCo, PR ..... J. parryi
1' Lvs generally 2–3; flowers generally > 4; hypanthium < 1.5 × calyx lobes; ChI, n SNF (Calaveras Co.), c SNF
2. Petals persistent, withering; peduncle red-pink, often drying tan; seeds pale brown; n&c SNF, n SnJV ..... J. heterandra
2' Petals persistent but not withering; peduncle ± green, often drying brown; seeds dark brown; ChI ..... J. malvifolia
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