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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.



Martin F. Wojciechowski & James W. Grimes

Perennial herb, unarmed, gland-dotted (especially leaves), hairy or not; caudexed, rhizomed, or stoloned, roots deep, woody, extensive. Stem: ± decumbent at base or erect. Leaf: odd-1-pinnate, cauline; stipules reflexed, deciduous; leaflets 3. Inflorescence: raceme, generally axillary, with 1 deciduous bract and 2–3 flowers per node. Flower: pedicelled; calyx conspicuously swollen in fruit; corolla cream to yellow; 9 filaments fused, 1 less so or free; ovary ± hairy, ovule 1, style tip bent, stigma head-like. Fruit: indehiscent, elliptic to depressed-obovate in outline, beaked or not. Seed: 1, reniform, smooth.
3 species: western North America, especially California. (Rupert C. Barneby, botanist, 1911–2000)
Unabridged references: [Grimes 1990 Mem New York Bot Gard 61:1–114]

Key to Rupertia

1. Stipules 13–15 mm, widely elliptic to obtriangular; bracts 9–13 mm ..... R. hallii

1' Stipules 4–10 mm, ± elliptic, lance-linear to -oblanceolate, or triangular; bracts 3–7 mm

2. Calyx in flower 6–8 mm; banner 10–14 mm; fruit 4–7 mm, mucronate ..... R. physodes

2' Calyx in flower 9–12 mm; banner 14–15 mm; fruit 9–13 mm, with widely attached, < 3 mm beak ..... R. rigida


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