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Annual to perennial herb [tree]. Leaf: generally cauline, generally simple, generally alternate, petioled or not; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, raceme, spike, or flowers 1; terminal or in axils of leaf-like or reduced bracts. Flower: bisexual, cleistogamous or open, radial or bilateral, inverted (pedicel twisted 180°) or not; hypanthium generally present, ± fused to ovary; sepals generally 5; corolla radial to 2-lipped, petals generally fused, tube deeply divided on 1 side or not, lobes generally 5; stamens 5, free or ± fused (anthers, filaments fused into tube or filaments fused above middle); ovary inferior or 1/2 inferior (superior in fruit), chambers 1–3, placentas axile or parietal, ovules many, style generally 1, 2–5-branched. Fruit: generally capsule, open on sides or top by pores or short valves. Seed: many.
± 90 genera, ± 2500 species: worldwide. [Haberle et al. 2008 J Molec Evol 66:350–361] Some cultivated for ornamental (Campanula, Jasione, Lobelia). Subfamilies sometimes treated as families. Positions of flower parts given after flowering inversion, if any. Parishella moved to Nemacladus. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Lammers 2007 World Checklist and Bibliography of Campanulaceae. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.]
Key to Campanulaceae
Annual, from taproot. Stem: prostrate, decumbent, or erect; base generally ± brown or ± purple; branches 0 or below middle. Leaf: basal; petiole short or 0. Inflorescence: ± raceme-like; bract 1 per flower, small; pedicel generally thread-like. Flower: inverted or not; sepals linear to triangular; corolla ± radial or 2-lipped, lobes 5; filaments free at base, fused into tube around style distally, appendages attached to a stalk or directly on 2 adjacent filaments, each with 2–12 cells, anthers free, all alike; ovary superior to 1/2 inferior, hemispheric to obconic, nectary glands 3, mounded or donut-like, on free part of ovary, stigma 2-lobed, papillate. Fruit: generally > hypanthium, hemispheric to fusiform, top pointed or rounded, chambers 2; open at top generally by 2 valves (or circumscissile). Seed: elliptic to oblong.Key to Nemacladus
18 species: southwestern United States, northwestern Mexico. (Greek: thread-like branch) [Morin 2008 J Bot Res Inst Texas 2:397–400] In descriptions, "filaments" including both free and fused parts thereof.
Unabridged references: [McVaugh 1942 N Amer Flora 32A:1–134]
Unabridged note: Taxonomic changes from TJM (1993) based on ITS, atpB, morphology. Parishella californica nested within Nemacladus, in which it is here treated.
Prostrate, rosettes 1 or linked by naked, creeping stem, 1–10 cm diam. Stem: reclined. Leaf: 5–20 mm, oblanceolate, entire, hairy, narrowed to slender petiole. Inflorescence: head-like, axis compressed; bracts 3–9 mm, oblanceolate or spoon-shaped, spreading; pedicels 2–5 mm, 0.1–0.2 mm diam, spreading, straight, tip not curved. Flower: not inverted; hypanthium ± 1 mm; sepals 2–6 mm, oblanceolate, erect; corolla not conspicuously 2-lipped, divided 1/2 to base, white, tube bell-shaped, lobes spreading, elliptic or oblong, acute, 1.5–2 mm; filaments declined, curled up, 1–3 mm, few hairs at tip, appendage attached at base of filament, paddle-shaped, cells tube-like, blunt, 0.1 mm, anthers 0.5–0.6 mm; ovary 1/2–2/3-inferior. Fruit: 4–5 mm, base acute, tip dome-like; circumscissile. Seed: 0.5–0.7 mm, widely elliptic, pitted.
Sandy or gravelly soils; 650–1900 m. se Outer South Coast Ranges, s Inner South Coast Ranges (Caliente Range), ne Western Transverse Ranges (n Ventura Co.), Mojave Desert (San Bernardino Co.). [Parishella californica 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 Apr 16 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2012. Nemacladus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89053, accessed on Apr 16 2014
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