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Perennial (annual), generally twining or trailing
Inflorescence: cyme or flowers solitary in axils; pedicels often with 2 bracts
Flower bisexual, radial; sepals 5, ± free, overlapping, persistent, often unequal; corolla generally showy, generally bell-shaped, ± shallowly 5-lobed, generally pleated and twisted in bud; stamens 5, epipetalous; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers generally 2, ovules generally 2 per chamber, styles 12
Fruit: generally capsule
Genera in family: 50 genera, 1,000 species: warm temp to tropical; some cultivated as ornamental
Recent taxonomic note: Recently treated to include Cuscutaceae [Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 1998 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 85:531553].
(Family description, key to genera by L.T. Dempster)
Perennial, subshrub from caudex or rhizome, glabrous to tomentose
Stem very short to high-climbing, generally twisting and twining
Leaf generally > 1 cm, linear to reniform, often sagittate to hastate, rarely deeply divided
Inflorescence: peduncle generally 1-flowered; bractlets small and remote from calyx to large and concealing calyx, sometimes lobed
Flower generally showy; corolla glabrous, white or yellow to pink or purple; ovary chamber 1 (septa generally incomplete), stigma lobes 2, generally swollen, cylindric or oblong, ± flattened
Fruit ± spheric, ± inflated
Seeds generally ± 4
Species in genus: ± 25 species: temp, worldwide
Etymology: (Greek: concealing calyx, from bractlets of some)
Reference: [Brummitt 1980 Kew Bull 35(2):327328]
Intergradation common; intermediate forms often difficult to identify. Appears similar to Convolvulus , but anatomy suggests that the 2 genera are not very closely related.
Perennial or subshrub from woody caudex, glabrous to densely short-hairy
Stem slender and weakly climbing to woody and high-climbing, 19 m
Leaf < 13 cm, generally widely triangular and lobed
Inflorescence: peduncle 1several-flowered, generally > subtending leaf; bractlets 637 mm, 430 mm wide, lanceolate to ± round, entire, flat to sac-like, attached just below calyx and ± concealing it
Flower: sepals 725 mm; corolla 2268 mm, white or fading pink
Ecology: Generally, dry, rocky ± coastal places
Elevation: < 1000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Central Coast, c&s South Coast Ranges, Southwestern California
Distribution outside California: to Mexico
Synonyms: Convolvulus macrostegius Greene, C. occidentalis var. macrostegius (Greene) Munz
Plant glabrous to puberulent
Stem trailing or low-climbing
Leaf: blade linear to very narrowly triangular; lobes linear; sinus rounded or square
Inflorescence: bractlets 814 mm, 48 mm wide, narrowly lanceolate, flat, tip acute
Flower: sepals 710 mm; corolla 2240 mm
Ecology: Dry, ± inland places
Elevation: generally < 500 m.
Bioregional distribution: c&s South Coast Ranges, South Coast, w Peninsular Ranges
Distribution outside California: Baja California
Synonyms: Convolvulus aridus subsp. t. Abrams
Intergrades with subsp. intermedia , subsp. arida, C. longipes
Horticultural information: TRY.
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