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Annual to subshrub; hairs needle-like, barbed, occasionally stinging. Leaf: alternate [opposite], generally ± pinnate-lobed; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme. Flower: bisexual, radial; sepals generally 5, generally persistent; petals generally 5, free or fused to each other or filament tube; stamens 5–many, filaments thread-like to flat, occasionally fused at base or in clusters; petal-like staminodes occasionally present; pistil 1, ovary inferior, chamber generally 1, placentas generally 3, parietal, style 1. Fruit: capsule or achene. Seed: 1–many.
18+ genera, 250 species: especially America (Africa, Pacific). [Ernst & Thompson 1963 J Arnold Arbor 44:138–142] —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
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Annual to perennial herb; hairs barbed to needle-like, not stinging; stems pale pink or generally ± white, branched or not. Leaf: linear to ovate, entire to pinnate-lobed; basal in rosettes, generally petioled; cauline generally sessile, ± reduced distally on stem. Inflorescence: generally cyme (or flower 1); bracts green to white, margin green. Flower: sepals lanceolate to deltate, persistent; petals generally 5, free, white to yellow or orange; stamens generally many, ± free, generally unequal, inner filaments generally thread-like; outermost stamens opposite sepal lobes generally modified, ± widened, or petal-like with anther or not; ovary generally cylindric, placentas generally 3, style thread-like, stigma 3-furrowed or -lobed. Fruit: capsule, cup-, barrel-, or urn-shaped to narrowly cylindric, occasionally curved. Seed: generally many, shape variable.Key to Mentzelia
± 100 species: western North America, ± tropical America. [Darlington 1934 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 21:103–226]
Perennial herb 15–53 cm. Stem: erect, hairy. Leaf: lower 2–9 cm, 6–40 mm wide, oblanceolate to elliptic, ± wavy-dentate, upper shorter, deltate to cordate, base clasping. Inflorescence: bracts linear to lanceolate, entire, green. Flower: sepals 4–11 mm; petals 7–17 mm, 3–5 mm wide, yellow, tip obtuse to round; stamens 3–12 mm, filaments of 5 outermost generally 5–10(14) mm, 1.6–3 mm wide, oblanceolate, tip cut to notched or acute, with anther; style 5–9 mm. Fruit: erect, 5–10 mm, 6–11 mm wide, cup-shaped. Seed: ± 3.5 mm, ± 3 mm wide, lenticular, winged, white.
2n=22. Washes, roadcuts, talus slopes of limestone soils; 150–2200 m. White and Inyo Mountains, Mojave Desert, e Sonoran Desert; southern Nevada. May–Jun [Online Interchange]
Unabridged synonyms: [Mentzelia leucophylla Brandegee, misappl.]
Previous taxon: Mentzelia obscura
Next taxon: Mentzelia pectinata
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Sep 18 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Mentzelia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33271, accessed on Sep 18 2014
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