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Key to Eremogone

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(For a list of species in Eremogone, use the above link.)

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1. Inflorescence generally head- or umbel-like, dense to ± open; pedicels generally < 7 mm ..... E. congesta

2. Pedicels 0–0.2(2) mm; inflorescence dense

3. Leaf generally 3–8 cm, ± thread-like, not fleshy; High North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, n High Sierra Nevada, Warner Mountains ..... var. congesta

3' Leaf 2–3 cm, ± thread- or needle-like, ± fleshy; Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, Modoc Plateau ..... var. crassula

2' Pedicels 1–12 mm; inflorescence ± open

4. Inflorescence umbel-like, bracts generally at base; sepals 3–4 mm, obtuse ..... var. suffrutescens

4' Inflorescence not umbel-like, bracts scattered among flowers; sepals 3.5–6.5 mm, acute

5. Sepals 3.5–4.5 mm ..... var. subcongesta

5' Sepals 4.5–6.5 mm

6. Leaf 1–2 cm; sepals 4.5–5.5 mm; Desert Mountains ..... var. charlestonensis

6' Leaf 2–3.5 cm; sepals 5.5–6.5 mm; n High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau ..... var. simulans

1' Inflorescence generally ± open cyme or flowers 1–2; pedicels some or all > 7 mm (± 0.5–1.5 mm in Eremogone ursina)

7. Sepals generally obtuse to rounded or broadly acute, abruptly pointed or not

8. Leaf blade 0.5–1 cm; sepals in flower 1.8–3 mm; San Bernardino Mountains ..... E. ursina

8' Leaf blade 1–6 cm; sepals in flower 3–5.5(6.5) mm; Klamath Ranges, Cascade Range, n Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau

9. Petals 12–18 mm; stem glabrous; leaves not glaucous; fruit 7.5–9 mm ..... E. cliftonii

9' Petals 4.5–10 mm; stem glandular-hairy; leaves generally glaucous; fruit 5–7 mm ..... E. aculeata

7' Sepals acute to acuminate, ± spine-tipped or not

10. Stem 1–20 (30) cm; leaves 0.3–2 cm ..... E. kingii var. glabrescens

10' Stem generally 20–40 cm; leaves 2–6 cm

11. Sepals 3–4.3 mm, in fruit < 5.5 mm; inflorescence branches spreading; nectaries rounded, 0.3–0.4 mm ..... E. ferrisiae

11' Sepals 4.5–7.2 mm, in fruit < 8 mm; inflorescence branches erect to ascending; nectaries rectangular, 2-lobed or truncate, 0.7–1.5 mm ..... E. macradenia

12. Cauline leaves downcurved, 0.8–2 mm wide ..... var. arcuifolia

12' Cauline leaves ± ascending, 0.8–1.2 mm wide ..... var. macradenia


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