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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, shrub, glabrous to densely glandular-hairy.
Stem: generally branched from upper nodes.
Leaf: petiole 5–45 mm; leaflets 3–5.
Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, generally 1–4 cm, generally 5–40 cm in fruit; pedicels 4–20 mm.
Flower: often ± unisexual ( stamens or pistils vestigial), ± bilateral, parts generally yellow; sepals free or fused, deciduous above base; petal claw 0 to short.
Fruit: longer than wide; septum linear to oblong; receptacle stalk-like, reflexed to ascending.
6 species (Greek: cutting all-around, from calyx) [Iltis & Cochrane 2007 Novon 17:447–451]
1. Shrub; fruit inflated; petals 4–5 mm wide ..... P. arborea
2. Fr fusiform ..... var. angustata
2' Fr obovoid or spheric
3. Fr obovoid ..... var. arborea
3' Fr spheric ..... var. globosa
1' Annual; fruit not inflated; petals < 4 mm wide
4. Plant densely glandular-hairy; fruit oblong, ± flat; sepals awl-shaped, generally 4–6 mm ..... P. platycarpa
4' Plant glabrous or ± so; fruit ± linear, not ± flat; sepals ovate to lanceolate, generally 1.6–3 mm
5. Lflets generally 3; petals purple (white) ..... P. serrulata
5' Lflets generally 5; petals golden or pale yellow
6. Fr 40–60 mm; receptacle in fruit 15–25 mm; petals golden yellow, 10–13 mm; stamens 20–30 mm; plant 5–10(20) dm ..... P. jonesii
6' Fr 15–40 mm; receptacle in fruit 5–17 mm; petals pale yellow, 5–8 mm; stamens 10–15 mm; plant (1.5)2.5–3 dm ..... P. lutea
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