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POLEMONIACEAE PHLOX FAMILY

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

IPOMOPSIS SCARLET GILIA

Dieter H. Wilken

Annual, perennial herb, [± subshrub]. Stem: generally branched at base. Leaf: alternate, simple, smaller upward, entire to pinnate- or palmate-lobed; lobes generally small-pointed at tip. Inflorescence: clusters, lateral or open to head-like, terminal. Flower: calyx generally bell-shaped, tube, sinuses membranous, glabrous to hairy, lobes generally small-pointed at tip; corolla generally salverform, radial or bilateral, white to red or lavender. Seed: slender, angled, ± winged, white to light brown.
30 species: western North America, southeastern United States, southern South America. (Greek: like Ipomoea) Perennial herb cross-, annual generally self-pollinated. Ipomopsis depressa moved to Loeseliastrum.
Unabridged references: [Grant & Wilken 1988 Bot Gaz 149:443–449]

Key to Ipomopsis

I. tenuifolia (A. Gray) V.E. Grant SLENDER-LEAVED IPOMOPSIS
NATIVE
Perennial herb. Stem: 1–4 dm, sparsely puberulent. Leaf: basal 5–35 mm, pinnate-3–5-lobed, lobes remote, linear; cauline entire. Inflorescence: open, in upper axils; flowers 1–7. Flower: calyx lobes < 3 mm; corolla ± bilateral, 15–28 mm, tube 5–10 mm, throat 6–11 mm, lobes 5–7 mm, oblong, notched, red mottled white on lobes, throat; stamens strongly exserted; style exserted.
2n=14. Gravelly to rocky slopes, canyons; 100–1200 m. se Peninsular Ranges (s San Diego Co.), Sonoran Desert; Baja California. Apr–Jun [Online Interchange] {CNPS list}

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Apr 18 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2012. Ipomopsis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29155, accessed on Apr 18 2014

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