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Annual to shrub or small tree, or non-green root parasite, often bristly or sharp-hairy. Stem: prostrate to erect. Leaf: basal and/or cauline, generally simple, generally alternate. Inflorescence: generally cymes, or panicle-, raceme-, head-, or spike-like, generally coiled in flower (often described as scorpioid), generally elongating in fruit, or flowers 1–2 per axil. Flower: bisexual, generally radial; sepals (4)5(10), fused at least at base, or free; corolla (4)5(10)-lobed, salverform, funnel-shaped, rotate, or bell-shaped, generally without scales at tube base, with 0 or 5 appendages at tube top, alternate stamens; stamens epipetalous; ovary generally superior, entire to 4-lobed, style 1(2), entire or 2-lobed or -branched. Fruit: valvate or circumscissile capsule or nutlets 1–4, free (fused), smooth to roughened, prickly or bristly or not.
± 120 genera, ± 2300 species: tropics, temperate, especially western North America, Mediterranean; some cultivated (Borago, Heliotropium, Echium, Myosotis, Nemophila, Phacelia, Symphytum, Wigandia). Many genera may be TOXIC from pyrrolizidine alkaloids or accumulated nitrates. [Olmstead et al. 2000 Molec Phylogen Evol 16:96–112] Recently treated to include Hydrophyllaceae, Lennoaceae. Wigandia urens added, as naturalized. —Scientific Editors: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti, Bruce G. Baldwin, David J. Keil.
Key to Boraginaceae
Perennial herb to shrub. Stem: prostrate to ascending or erect; bark shredding. Leaf: cauline, alternate. Inflorescence: generally open, terminal. Flower: corolla funnel- to urn-shaped, white, lavender, or purple, generally hairy abaxially; stamens included, filaments generally hairy; ovary chambers 2, styles 2, generally hairy. Fruit: 1–3 mm wide; valves 4. Seed: striate, dark brown or black.Key to Eriodictyon
11 species: southwestern United States, Mexico. (Greek: wool net, from abaxial leaves) [Ferguson 1998 Syst Bot 23:253–268]
Unabridged etymology: (Greek: erio, wool, plus dictyon, net, from abaxial leaves)
Unabridged references: [Hannan 1988 Amer J Bot 75:579–588]
Perennial herb, generally forming low mats > 1 m diam, rhizomed, short-glandular-hairy and dense-long-woolly-tomentose, some hairs stiff, spreading. Stem: prostrate to ascending, 16–50 cm, many-branched, woody at base occasionally or not. Leaf: 0.5–6 cm, 2–15 mm wide, oblanceolate to obovate, adaxially generally sticky, strongly rolled under, smallest clustered in axils. Inflorescence: pedicels 0–2 mm. Flower: sepals 5–12 mm, linear to narrow-lanceolate; corolla 7–12 mm, wide-funnel- to narrow-bell-shaped, purple to pink, limb 7–9 mm wide, lobes 2–3 mm, 2–4 mm wide; stamens 4–8 mm, attached 2–4 mm above corolla base, filament generally with 1–4 short hairs; style 4–6 mm. Fruit: 2–4 mm, loculicidal and septicidal. Seed: 1–2 mm, generally elliptic-ovoid, generally angled below, black, papillate.
2n=28. Dry, sandy or rocky alluvial slopes, ridges, open pine forest; 900–2350 m. Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, n High Sierra Nevada, nw Modoc Plateau, Warner Mountains (rare); southern Oregon, western Nevada. [Nama lobbii A. Gray] Move from Nama based on molecular data. Jun–Aug [Online Interchange]
Unabridged note: Vegetative, flower branches dissimilar: vegetative with dark green, narrow leaves; flower with ± white, wide leaves.
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Aug 29 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Eriodictyon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91899, accessed on Aug 29 2015
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