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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.
Perennial herb, shrub. Stem: < 1 m, spreading, angled or ridged. Leaf: palmately compound; stipules stiff, spine-tipped; leaflets 3, spine-tipped, terminal largest. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils. Flower: sepals deciduous; petals clawed, twisted, purple to pink, deciduous. Fruit: capsule, deeply 5-lobed, obovoid, loculicidal; style persistent; pedicel reflexed. Seed: 1 per chamber.
35 species: southwestern North America, southwestern South America, Canary I. to India, southwestern Africa. (Guy-Crescent Fagon, French botanist, chemist, physician to Louis XIV, 1638–1718) [Beier 2005 Syst Biodivers 3:221–263]
Unabridged species in genus: [35 species: southwestern North America, southwestern South America, Canary I. and Cape Verde I. to Afghanistan and India, southwestern Africa.]
1. Stem ascending to erect, scabrous; glands only on youngest herbage, << 0.1 mm wide; stipules above base curved; leaflets lanceolate ..... F. laevis
1' Stem prostrate, not scabrous; glands on youngest herbage and elsewhere, ± 0.15 mm wide; stipules above base straight; leaflets elliptic to ovate ..... F. pachyacantha
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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