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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.



Michael S. Park & Douglas E. Soltis

Rhizome scaly; bulblets 0. Leaf: basal (occasionally 1 cauline); blade ± ovate to round, base ± cordate, ± lobed, generally toothed. Inflorescence: raceme or spike, ± 1-sided, blooming from base to tip; bracts generally scale-like. Flower: hypanthium saucer-shaped, ± fused to ovary; petals pinnately lobed, not clawed; stamens 5, filaments < anthers; pistil 1, ovary generally > 1/2-inferior, chamber 1, placentas 2, parietal; styles 2, <= 0.3 mm; stigmas 2-lobed. Fruit: capsule, becoming widely dehiscent, forming splash cup. Seed: many, red-brown to black, shiny.
± 13 species: temperate western North America, Japan, Taiwan. (Latin: comb, from petals; opposing, for stamens opposite petals in Pectiantia pentandra)

Key to Pectiantia

1. Stamens opposite petals ..... P. pentandra

1' Stamens alternate petals

2. Leaf blade ± round, 3–8 cm wide, lobes indistinct, 7–11, teeth ± round; pedicel 2–7 mm; petiole glabrous to ± hairy; montane, > 1500 m ..... P. breweri

2' Leaf blade ovate-elliptic, generally < 5 cm wide, lobes distinct, 5–9, teeth ± sharp; pedicel <= 1.5 mm; petiole densely hairy; ± coastal n California, < 1000 m ..... P. ovalis


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