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Key to families | Table of families and genera
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.
Perennial herb, unarmed or bristly or prickly on axes, fruit, gland-dotted, glandular-hairy or not. Leaf: odd-1-pinnate; stipules deciduous; leaflets gland-dotted especially abaxially. Inflorescence: axillary raceme, spike-like. Flower: calyx lobes unequal, ± <= tube; corolla white-yellow to blue; 9 filaments fused, 0 or 1 free. Fruit: indehiscent, oblong to ellipsoid, persistent. Seed: several.
± 20 species: especially Eurasia, 1 sp. each in Australia, North America, South America. (Greek: sweet root) Several species cultivated.
1. Fruit glabrous or with fine, straight bristles; leaflet length ± 2 × width ..... G. glabra
1' Fruit with hooked prickles; leaflet length ± 3 × width ..... G. lepidota
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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