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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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Rhizome shallowly horizontal or deeply ± vertical, plants spreading or clumped; roots gingery-aromatic.
Leaf: from rhizome, generally evergreen; blade cordate to reniform.
Inflorescence: flower terminal, at ground level.
Flower: generally dark colored; sepals forming tube, persistent; stamens 12, free from style, tips generally appendaged.
Fruit: fleshy capsule.
Seed: with fleshy appendage, ant-dispersed.
90 species: n temperate. (Greek: derivation unknown) [Kelly 2001 Syst Bot 26:17–53]
1. Lf blade generally ± white along major veins; rhizomes deep, ± vertical; plants clumped; stamen tip > pollen sacs
2. Calyx tube white inside with red stripes covered with white hairs; leaf margin hairs curved toward leaf tip; stamen tips pale ..... A. hartwegii
2' Calyx tube dark red-maroon inside with scattered dark hairs; leaf margin hairs ± erect-spreading; stamen tips dark ..... A. marmoratum
1' Lf blade all green; rhizomes near soil surface, horizontal; plants generally spreading; stamen tip < pollen sacs
3. Calyx lobes spreading in flower, long-tapered ..... A. caudatum
3' Calyx lobes strongly reflexed in flower, obtuse to acute or abruptly pointed ..... A. lemmonii
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