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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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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.Key to Aliciella
± 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)
Annual; densely glandular-puberulent, glandular-hairy below, odor skunk-like. Stem: 5–40 cm, branched from base or above. Leaf: basal 2–8 cm, ± erect, 1–2-pinnate, axis linear, lobes > 2 × width of leaf axis; upper leaves linear, entire. Flower: calyx 3–4 mm, lobes linear; corolla 7–14 mm, tube well exserted, white, glandular-puberulent abaxially, throat green-spotted, yellow above, lobes 2–4 mm, generally wavy-margined, white to lavender; stamens, style ± exserted, pollen white. Fruit: 3–6 mm, >= calyx. Seed: many.
2n=18. Sandy or gravelly flats, slopes, dunes; 400–1800 m. Great Basin Floristic Province, Mojave Desert; to Utah, Arizona. [Gilia hutchinsifolia Rydb.] Sand grains often stuck to glands. Mar–May(Jun) [Online Interchange]
Previous taxon: Aliciella humillima
Next taxon: Aliciella latifolia subsp. latifolia
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Apr 16 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2012. Aliciella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=79236, accessed on Apr 16 2014
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