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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.

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ALICIELLA

J. Mark Porter

Stem: erect, ascending or decumbent, glabrous, hairy, or glandular. Leaf: simple, generally alternate, tips acute, acuminate, or mucronate; basal generally in rosette, entire, toothed, or 1–2-pinnate-lobed; cauline generally reduced. Inflorescence: flowers 1–3 in bract axils. Flower: calyx membranous between lobes, lobes < tube, membranes glandular, splitting or expanding in fruit; corolla > calyx, lobes generally < tube, generally ovate, acute, acuminate. Fruit: spheric to ovoid; chambers 3; valves separating from top. Seed: 3–many, yellow to brown, not gelatinous when wet.
± 25 species: western North America. (Alice Eastwood, western American botanist, 1859–1953) [Porter 1998 Aliso 17:23–46]
Unabridged etymology: (Alice Eastwood, curator in herbarium, California Academy of Sciences, 1859–1953)

Key to Aliciella

A. humillima (Brand) J.M. Porter SMALLEST ALICIELLA
NATIVE
Annual. Stem: 4–20 cm, branches many, ± spreading, thread-like, ± glandular-puberulent. Leaf: basal 1–7.5 cm, 1-pinnate-lobed, lobes spreading, length 0.5–1 × width of leaf axis; upper leaves linear, entire. Flower: calyx ± 2 mm; corolla 4–7 mm, bell- to funnel-shaped, tube 1.5–3 × calyx, white, throat yellow, lobes truncate-acuminate, white adaxially, purple abaxially; stamens, style ± exserted, pollen white. Fruit: ± 3 mm, ± = calyx, spheric. Seed: 6–24, 0.6–0.9 mm.
2n=18. Uncommon. Rocky or sandy soil; 1200–1670 m. Great Basin Floristic Province (Modoc, Inyo cos.); to Oregon, Nevada. Previously included in Gilia leptomeria A. Gray. Apr–May [Online Interchange]

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Sep 1 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Aliciella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=79235, accessed on Sep 1 2014

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