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Robert Patterson, family description, key to genera

Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine. Leaf: simple or compound, cauline (or most basal), alternate or opposite; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cymes, heads, clusters, or flower 1; bracts in involucres or not. Flower: sepals generally 5, fused at base, translucent membrane generally connecting lobes, torn by fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at >= 1 level, filaments of >= 1 length, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3. Fruit: capsule. Seed: 1–many, when wetted swelling or not, gelatinous or not.
26 genera, 314 species: America, northern Europe, northern Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox). [Porter & Johnson 2000 Aliso 19:55–91] Leptodactylon moved to Linanthus. —Scientific Editors: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.

Key to Polemoniaceae


Leigh A. Johnson & Alva G. Day

Annual, hairy, ± minutely glandular. Stem: erect, generally branched. Leaf: alternate, dark green, generally deeply pinnate-lobed, ± palmate-lobed upward; lobes linear to lanceolate, blunt-tipped, central lobe widest. Inflorescence: flowers generally in clusters. Flower: calyx tube narrowly membranous between lobes, lobes blunt-tipped, translucent below in fruit, membrane splitting; corolla radial or bilateral, funnel-shaped, throat narrow, tapered, lobes narrowly obovate; stamens attached in tube. Fruit: < calyx, spheric; valves generally falling. Seed: 1–3 per chamber, concave, black or brown, gelatinous when wet, ends rounded.
4 species: western North America. (Greek: other leaf) [Grant & Grant 1955 Aliso 3:93–110]

Key to Allophyllum

A. glutinosum (Benth.) A.D. Grant & V.E. Grant
Plant odor skunk-like. Stem: 10–60 cm; glands long-stalked, conspicuous. Leaf: 7–21-lobed, lobes of basal 1–2 mm wide, of upper 3–11 mm wide, lanceolate to elliptic. Inflorescence: ± open; flowers 2–8 in clusters; pedicels elongating slightly in fruit. Flower: corolla bilateral, ± 2-lipped, 6–11 mm, pale blue to lavender, lobes 1/2 to = tube + throat; longest stamens, style well exserted, curving up from lower lip. Seed: 1–3 per chamber, brown.
2n=18. Rocky or sandy, often moist areas in sun or shade; 30–1600 m. Outer South Coast Ranges, s Channel Islands (Santa Catalina Island), Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges; northern Baja California. Apr–Jun [Online Interchange]

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Nov 26 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Allophyllum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Nov 26 2015

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Duplicates counted once; synonyms included.
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Blue line denotes eFlora flowering time.