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Martin F. Wojciechowski & James W. Grimes

Perennial herb, unarmed; gland-dotted, hairs glandular, nonglandular, or both, at least above; caudex woody. Stem: prostrate (including stolon) to erect; base green to gray-brown. Leaf: odd-1-pinnate, cauline; stipules free; leaflets 3. Inflorescence: spike-like raceme, axillary, with 1 deciduous bract and 2–3 flowers per node. Flower: calyx not (or only ±) swollen in fruit, lobes > tube, lowest ± keeled, > others; corolla at least partly blue to purple; 9 filaments fused, 1 less so or free; ovary hairy, ovule 1, style tip curved or bent, stigma feathery. Fruit: indehiscent, unevenly elliptic, brown to black, hairy; veins obvious. Seed: 1, ± reniform.
3 species: California, Baja California. (Native American name)
Unabridged references: [Grimes 1990 Mem New York Bot Gard 61:1–114]

Key to Hoita

1. Stem prostrate (including stolon) to decumbent, erect parts < 6.5 cm high; leaflet obovate to round ..... H. orbicularis

1' Stem erect, < 2 m high; leaflet lanceolate to round

2. Flower 9–10 mm ..... H. macrostachya

2' Flower 13–19 mm ..... H. strobilina


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