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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, generally hairy, generally taprooted
Stem prostrate to erect
Leaves simple to pinnately compound, basal or cauline, alternate or opposite; stipules 0
Inflorescence: cyme (generally raceme-like and coiled) or flowers solitary
Flower bisexual, generally radial; calyx lobes generally 5, generally fused at base, generally persistent, enlarging in fruit; corolla generally deciduous, rotate to cylindric, lobes generally 5, appendages in pairs on tube between filaments or 0; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, filament base sometimes appendaged, appendages scale-like; ovary generally superior, chamber 1, placentas 2, parietal, enlarged into chamber, sometimes meeting so ovary appears 25-chambered, styles 12, stigmas generally head-like
Fruit: capsule, generally loculicidal; valves generally 2
Genera in family: 20 genera, 300 species: especially w US; some cultivated (Emmenanthe, Nemophila, Phacelia )
Recent taxonomic note: Recently treated to be included in an expanded Boraginaceae (also including Lennoaceae) [Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 1998 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 85:531553; Olmstead et al. 2000 Mol Phylog Evol 16:96112]
Species in genus: 1 sp
Etymology: (J.W. Draper, Am historian and scientist, 1800's)
Perennial; caudex woody; hairs soft, long
Stem decumbent to erect, sometimes rooting, 14 dm, slender
Leaves simple, cauline, opposite; lower petioled; upper sessile; blade 17 cm, ovate, entire
Inflorescence: pedicels 12 mm
Flower: calyx lobes 46 mm in flower, 69 mm in fruit, linear, hairy; corolla 714 mm, funnel-shaped, white to pink or lavender, hairy outside; stamens included, unequal, unequally attached; ovary chambers 2, style 1, 34 mm, included, lobes 2
Fruit 23 mm wide, spheric, long-hairy
Seeds 14, ovoid, angled, dark brown; surface honeycombed
Ecology: Woodlands, talus, rock crevices
Elevation: 2003000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada
Horticultural information: DRN, DRY: 1, 4, 5, 6 &SHD: 2, 7, 15, 16, 17; DFCLT.
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