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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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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]
Stem erect; bark shredding
Leaves simple, cauline, alternate, leathery; upper surface glabrous, shiny, sticky, or tomentose; lower surface tomentose
Inflorescence generally open, terminal
Flower: corolla funnel- to bell-shaped, white, lavender, or purple, hairy outside; stamens included, filaments generally hairy; ovary chambers 2, styles 2, generally hairy
Fruit 13 mm wide; valves 4
Seeds striate, dark brown or black
Species in genus: 9 species: sw US, Mex
Etymology: (Greek: woolly net, from undersurface of some leaves)
Reference: [Hannan 1988 Amer J Bot 75:579588]
Stem 13 m; twigs densely hairy to tomentose
Leaf 317 cm, 16 cm wide, lance-ovate to oblong, short-petioled, entire to toothed, sparsely hairy to white-tomentose above, tomentose below
Flower: calyx lobes 26 mm, densely hairy; corolla 516 mm, lavender, densely hairy; styles 38 mm
Ecology: Slopes, roadsides, washes, river bottoms, mesas
Elevation: 302500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Tehachapi Mountain Area, Outer South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains, Peninsular Ranges.Lf hairiness variable; vars. not easily distinguished.
Leaf: upper surface sparsely to densely hairy, greenish; lower surface tomentose, greenish, with net-like pattern
Ecology: Habitats of sp.
Elevation: 3002500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Tehachapi Mountain Area, Outer South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains, San Jacinto Mountains
Synonyms: var. denudatum Abrams
Horticultural information: TRY.