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Annual to shrub [ vine].
Leaf: simple, generally in basal rosette ( cauline), entire or lobed.
Inflorescence: raceme, cyme, or panicle ( head-like in Armeria), generally scapose.
Flower: bisexual, radial, generally small; calyx tubular, generally membranous or partly scarious, lobes 5, persistent; petals 5, ± free to ± fused, clawed, ± intertwined; stamens 5, opposite petals, occasionally epipetalous; ovary superior, generally 5-lobed or -ribbed, chamber and ovule 1, styles 5, occasionally fused.
Fruit: utricle, achene, or capsule, ± enclosed in calyx.
27 genera, ± 1000 species: ± worldwide, especially Medit, w&c Asia. [Lledo et al. 1998 Syst Bot 23:21–29] Some cultivated as ornamental (Limonium used as dried flower). —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Plumbaginaceae
Perennial to shrub.
Stem: erect to prostrate or climbing.
Leaf: cauline, sessile or short-petioled; blade elliptic to oblanceolate or spoon-shaped, base narrowed, margin entire, tip acute to obtuse.
Inflorescence: terminal or axillary spike-like racemes or panicles; pedicels short.
Flower: occasionally heterostylous; calyx with stalked, head-like glands; corolla 5-lobed, salverform; stamens included or exserted; style 1, including or exserted; stigmas 5, linear.
Fruit: capsule, brown, long-beaked.
12 species: worldwide, tropics & subtrop. (Latin, a lead-like ore, from historical use as cure for lead poisoning) [Smith 2005 FNANM 5:610–611]
Previous taxon: Limonium sventenii
Next taxon: Plumbago auriculata
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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Chart based on elevation range in Manual and elevations and coordinates of CCH records.
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Note: About half of the CCH records include both elevation and coordinates.
|Map made in collaboration with Scott Loarie. Data provided by the participants of the Consortium of California Herbaria.
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