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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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Annual [per], ± fleshy, ± glabrous or glaucous.
Stem: several to many, prostrate to erect, 3–45 cm.
Leaf: simple, alternate; blade linear to spoon-shaped, flat [ cylindric].
Inflorescence: raceme or panicle; bracts leaf-like [or scarious].
Flower: sepals 2, overlapped, persistent in fruit; petals (3)5(7), red [(white)]; stamens 3–15; style 3-branched.
Seed: 6–many, ovate to ± elliptic, generally black, smooth, finely tubercled, or with fine, net-like pattern.
150 species: w Am, Australia. (J.L. Calandrini, Swiss scientist, 1703–1758) [Hershkovitz 1993 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 80:333–365, 366–396] Other taxa in TJM (1993) moved to Cistanthe.
Unabridged references: [Ford 1992 Ph.D. Dissertation, Univ of Washington; Hershkovitz 1991 Phytologia 70:209–225; Kelley 1973 M.S. Thesis, CA State Univ, Northridge]
1. Fr generally > calyx by 3+ mm; seed finely tubercled ..... C. breweri
1' Fr generally not > calyx by 3+ mm; seed with fine, net-like pattern ..... C. ciliata
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