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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.


Perennial herb, matted from creeping stolons; hairs equally forked. Leaf: reniform; petiole > blade. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils; bracts 0; upper peduncle recurved in fruit. Flower: inconspicuous; calyx lobes 5, deep, ± equal, ovate to obovate; corolla ± > calyx, lobes > tube; ovary shallowly to deeply 2-lobed, styles 2, free or united only at base, stigmas head-shaped. Fruit: capsule or separating into nutlets, spheric to ± 2-lobed.
15+ species: temperate & tropics. (Greek: double grain, from deeply lobed fruit of some) [Austin 1998 Econ Bot 52:88–106]
Unabridged references: [Tharp & Johnston 1961 Brittonia 13: 346–360]

Key to Dichondra

1. Fruit spheric to ± notched capsule, each valve often 2-seeded — s Central Coast, South Coast, Channel Islands, Peninsular Ranges ..... D. occidentalis

1' Fruit generally deeply 2-lobed, generally separating into 2, generally 1-seeded nutlets

2. Stem 1–2 mm thick; calyx in fruit >= 2.5 mm; North Coast, w Klamath Ranges, n Sierra Nevada Foothills, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area ..... D. donelliana

2' Stem < 1 mm thick; calyx in fruit < 2.5 mm; n Sierra Nevada Foothills, South Coast, expected elsewhere ..... D. micrantha


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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