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Key to families | Table of families and genera
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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Perennial; hairs ± scale-like.
Stem: decumbent, branched.
Leaf: entire to ± deeply pinnately lobed.
Inflorescence: axillary, cluster, 1–5-flowered.
Flower: calyx in fruit ± enlarged but not bladder-like, open at top; corolla ± rotate, tomentose between stamen bases; anthers free, generally < filaments, opening by slits; style 1.
Fruit: berry, spheric, partly enclosed by calyx.
Seed: ± flat, reniform.
± 9 species: especially sw US, Mex. (Greek: low Saracha, a South America genus in family)
Unabridged references: [Averett 1973 Rhodora 75:325–365]
1. Lf ± linear to lanceolate, margin ± entire to ± deeply lobed, not wavy; corolla 10–15 mm wide; e DMtns (New York Mtns) ..... C. coronopus
1' Lf ± ovate, margin entire, wavy or not; corolla 15–25 mm wide; CaR, SNH, GB ..... C. nana
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