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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, non-green root-parasite
Stem (actually a peduncle) fleshy, underground, generally unbranched, white or ± brown
Leaves scale-like, alternate
Inflorescence: panicle, spike, or head
Flower bisexual, ± radial; calyx lobes 410; corolla lobes 410; stamens as many as corolla lobes, epipetalous, included; ovary superior, chambers 1032, placentas axile, style 1, stigma lobes 59
Fruit: capsule, circumscissile, hidden by persistent perianth
Seeds in a ring, 1 per chamber, ± reniform, flat, brown
Genera in family: 2 genera, 4 species: sw US to n South America, nowhere common; some historically harvested for food
Reference: [Yatskievych & Mason 1986 Syst Bot 11:531548]
Stem < 1.5 m
Leaf 525 mm, linear to triangular, glandular
Flower 710 mm
Fruit ± circumscissile below middle
Species in genus: 3 species: s CA, w AZ, nw Mex
Etymology: (Greek: scale, from scaly stem)
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem 515 dm, 0.52 cm diam
Flower: calyx lobes linear; corolla pink to purple, margin white, exterior glabrous; ovary chambers 1232
Ecology: Dunes, sandy areas
Elevation: < 0200 m.
Bioregional distribution: Sonoran Desert (se Imperial Co.)
Distribution outside California: w Arizona, nw Mexico
Flowering time: AprMay
Parasitic on Eriogonum , Tiquilia , Ambrosia , Pluchea
Synonyms: Ammobroma s. A. Gray
Threatened by off-road vehicles.
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