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HESPEROCHIRON

Robert Patterson & Richard R. Halse


Perennial herb, scapose; root caudex-like. Leaf: in basal rosette, spreading or ascending; blade tapered to petiole, generally entire, generally ciliate. Inflorescence: flowers 1; peduncle erect or spreading, 1–10 cm, slender. Flower: calyx lobes 2–9 mm, generally not alike, glabrous to hairy, ciliate; corolla scales 0, tube generally dense-hairy inside, throat generally yellow, lobes glabrous to hairy, white or ± blue, generally tinged or marked with lavender or purple; stamens included, generally unequal, filament base widened; ovary hairy, chamber 1, style 1, 2–5 mm, stigmas 2. Fruit: capsule, 5–11 mm, ovoid, hairy. Seed: many, ovoid, angular, red-brown, honeycombed or pitted.
2 species: western United States, northern Mexico. (Greek: evening or western centaur)

Key to Hesperochiron

1. Corolla bell- or funnel-shaped, lobes generally 0.8–1.5 × tube; leaves generally hairy both surfaces ..... H. californicus

1' Corolla rotate, lobes generally (1.5)2–4 × tube; leaves generally glabrous at least abaxially ..... H. pumilus

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