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Key to Peritoma

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(For a list of species in Peritoma, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Shrub; fruit inflated; petals 4–5 mm wide ..... P. arborea

2. Fruit fusiform ..... var. angustata

2' Fruit obovoid or spheric

3. Fruit obovoid ..... var. arborea

3' Fruit 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. Leaflets generally 3; petals purple (white) ..... P. serrulata

5' Leaflets generally 5; petals golden or pale yellow

6. Fruit 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' Fruit 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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