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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual to subshrubs, fleshy
Leaves generally simple, generally basal and cauline, alternate or opposite, generally reduced upward
Inflorescence: generally cyme, generally bracted
Flower: sepals generally 35, generally ± free; petals generally 35, ± free or fused; stamens = to >> sepals, free or epipetalous; pistils generally 35, simple (sometimes fused at base), ovary 1-chambered, placenta 1, parietal, ovules 1many, style 1
Fruit: follicles generally 35
Seeds 1many, small
Genera in family: ± 30 genera, ± 1500 species: ± worldwide, especially dry temp; many cultivated for ornamental. Family description and generic key by Melinda F. Denton and Reid Moran.
Perennial, fleshy, glabrous
Stem generally caudex or corm-like, generally vertical, branched or not, generally covered with dried leaves or leaf bases
Leaves in basal rosettes, evergreen vernal and ephemeral
Inflorescence: cyme, axillary, 1-sided; bracts leaf-like, alternate
Flower: sepals 5, fused below; petals 5, fused at base, erect to spreading above; stamens 10, epipetalous; pistils 5, ± fused below
Fruit: follicles 5, erect to spreading, many-seeded
Seed < 1 mm, narrowly ovoid, brown, striate
Species in genus: ± 45 species: sw North America
Etymology: (W.R. Dudley, western US botanist, 18491911)
Reference: [Moran in Jacobsen 1960 Handb Succ Plant:344359]
Unopened follicles generally most reliable for posture (erect, spreading, etc.).
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem: caudex 1020 mm wide; branches few
Leaf 38 cm, 715 mm wide, ± glaucous, oblong-triangular
Inflorescence: 1° branches 23, generally simple, ascending; peduncle 520 cm, 23.5 mm wide; lower bracts 1025 mm; pedicel 27 mm
Flower: sepals 25 mm, deltate; petals 813 mm, 2.53.5 mm wide, fused 12.5 mm, elliptic, pale yellow, keel not red or purple, margin jagged or not, tip acute
Ecology: Rocky outcrops in serpentine grassland
Elevation: 120300 m.
Bioregional distribution: se San Francisco Bay Area (Santa Clara Co.)
Synonyms: D. cymosa subsp. s. (Jeps.) Moran in part
Intermediate between D. abramsii subsp. murina and D. cymosa subsp. paniculata
Horticultural information: In cultivation.