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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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Perennial from thick taproot, minutely hairy.
Stem: prostrate to ascending.
Leaf: petioled; blade < 8 cm, ± firm to fleshy, paired leaves ± unequal.
Inflorescence: bracts 1–3, free, not forming involucre; flower generally 1, or paired.
Flower: nocturnal or cleistogamous; perianth trumpet-shaped, white, tube slender; stamens 5, ± exserted; stigma ± spheric, ± exceeding anthers.
Fruit: oblong, glabrous; wings translucent or 0.
17 species: especially sw US, ne Mex. (Greek: without closure, from absence of involucre) [Poole 2003 FNANM 4:33–39] Pollinated by hawkmoths. Selinocarpus moved to Acleisanthes.
1. Perianth 7–17 cm, limb 1–3 cm wide; fruit with 5 ribs; e DSon ..... A. longiflora
1' Perianth 3–4 cm, limb ± 1 cm wide; fruit with 5 wings; DMtns ..... A. nevadensis
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