|University of California, Berkeley|
|Directory News Site Map Home|
|Jepson eFlora: Taxon page
Key to families | Table of families and genera
Indexes to all accepted names and synonyms:
| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |
Annual, perennial herb, shrub, often ill-smelling. Leaf: generally 1-palmate, generally alternate, generally petioled; stipules generally minute, often bristle-like or hairy; leaflets 0 or 3–7. Inflorescence: raceme, head, or flowers 1, expanded in fruit; bracts generally 3-parted below, simple above, or 0. Flower: generally bisexual, radial to ± bilateral; sepals generally 4, free or fused, generally persistent; petals generally 4, free, ± clawed; stamens generally 6, free, exserted, anthers generally coiling at dehiscence; ovary superior, generally on stalk-like receptacle, chamber generally 1, placentas generally 2, parietal, style 1, persistent, stigma generally minute, ± head-like. Fruit: 2 nutlets or generally capsule, septicidal; valves generally 2, deciduous, leaving septum (frame-like placentas) behind; pedicel generally ± reflexed to spreading.
17 genera, ± 150 species: widespread tropics to arid temperate. [Iltis & Cochrane 2007 Novon 17:447–451] Treated as Capparaceae in TJM (1993). —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Ernst 1963 J Arnold Arbor 44:81–93]
Key to Cleomaceae
1 sp. (Greek: sharp style)
Annual, ± glabrous. Stem: branched from base, 5–15 dm. Leaf: petiole 2.5–7 cm; leaflets 3, 2–6 cm, ± elliptic, thick, firm. Inflorescence: axillary head, 0.5–3 cm, ± spheric, ± sessile, not elongating in fruit; pedicels 1–3 mm, thicker, reflexed in fruit. Flower: radial; sepals free, 1–2 mm, lanceolate, green; petals 2–3 mm, elliptic, straw-yellow, ± sessile; stamens 3–5 mm, yellow, anthers 1–1.2 mm; ovary 1–1.5 mm, ± sessile, lobes 2, ± separate, each 1-ovuled, style 2–3 mm, wide, fleshy at base. Fruit: 2 nutlets, each 2.5 mm, ± spheric, smooth, white to deep purple; receptacle < 2 mm, ± stalk-like; style 4–11 mm, stout, spine-like. Seed: 1 per nutlet.
2n=20,40. Desert wash, alkaline sink scrub, alkaline flats, in sandy or alkaline soil; < 945 m. n&e Mojave Desert; western Nevada (Amargosa Desert). Mar–Oct [Online Interchange]
Previous taxon: Oxystylis
Next taxon: Peritoma
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Dec 1 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Oxystylis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35724, accessed on Dec 1 2015
Copyright © 2014 Regents of the University of California
We encourage links to these pages, but the content may not be downloaded for reposting, repackaging, redistributing, or sale in any form, without written permission from The Jepson Herbarium.
See CalPhotos for additional images
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff
|Geographic subdivisions indicated for the distribution of Oxystylis lutea|| Markers link to CCH specimen records. If the markers are obscured, reload the page [or change window size and reload]. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues.
READ ABOUT YELLOW FLAGS
(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).
View elevation by latitude chart
| Data provided by the participants of the Consortium of California Herbaria.
View all CCH records
CCH collections by month