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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, odor skunk-like. Stem: 10–30 cm, branches spreading, glandular-hairy below. Leaf: basal petioled, occasionally not rosetted, blade obovate, 1–7 cm wide, coarsely dentate (teeth needle-like), glandular-hairy, hairs often appressed; upper leaves reduced, needle-like. Flower: calyx fused in lower 1/2, lobes fine-pointed; corolla 7–11 mm, tube white, lobes pink or magenta adaxially, pale pink abaxially; stamens attached in lower throat, unequal, longest ± exserted, filaments (at least longest) papillate, pollen white. Fruit: 5–7 mm, >= calyx, ovoid. Seed: many, deep red-brown.
2n=36. Common. Rocky slopes, washes; < 1800 m. White and Inyo Mountains, Desert; to Utah, Arizona. [Gilia latifolia S. Watson] Other subsp. in Utah. (Jan)Apr–May(Jul) [Online Interchange]
Unabridged note: Aliciella latifolia subsp. imperialis (S.L. Welsh) J.M. Porter restricted to Utah.
Previous taxon: Aliciella hutchinsifolia
Next taxon: Aliciella leptomeria
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Sep 21 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=79244, accessed on Sep 21 2014
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