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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


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. ripleyi (Barneby) J.M. Porter RIPLEY'S ALICIELLA
Perennial herb. Stem: 10–30 cm, densely glandular-hairy. Leaf: basal petioled, lower in clusters, 3–6 cm, blades 1–7 cm wide, obovate, holly-like, coarsely dentate, tips of teeth needle-like, glandular-hairy, veins raised abaxially; upper cauline < 1 cm, gland-dotted, needle-like. Flower: calyx 3.5–6 mm, tube 1.9–3 mm, lobes acuminate, margins membranous ± to tip; corolla 7–10 mm, tube 4–5.7 mm, white, throat white, generally not distinguishable from tube, lobes 3–5 mm, ovate, magenta; stamens attached near base of tube, included or longest ± exserted, filaments (at least longest) papillate, pollen white; style ± exserted. Fruit: 3–5 mm, ovoid, ± = calyx. Seed: 57–72, deep red-brown.
2n=18. Limestone cliffs; 65–1400 m. n Desert Mountains (Inyo Co.); Nevada (rare). [Gilia ripleyi Barneby] Apr–Jun [Online Interchange] {CNPS list}

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Mar 28 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Aliciella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Mar 28 2015

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