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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.
Annual [perennial herb], ± 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. Fruit: 3-valved. Seed: 6–many, ovate to ± elliptic, generally black, smooth, finely tubercled, or with fine, net-like pattern.
150 species: western America, 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, California State Univ, Northridge]
1. Fruit generally > calyx by 3+ mm; seed finely tubercled ..... C. breweri
1' Fruit generally not > calyx by 3+ mm; seed with fine, net-like pattern ..... C. ciliata
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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