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POLEMONIACEAE

PHLOX FAMILY

Robert W. Patterson, Family Editor

Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine
Leaves simple or compound, cauline (or most in basal rosette), alternate or opposite; stipules 0
Inflorescence: cymes, heads, or flowers solitary
Flower: calyx generally 5-ribbed, ribs often connected by translucent membranes that are generally torn by growing fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at same or different levels, filaments of same or different lengths, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3
Fruit: capsule
Seeds 1–many, gelatinous or not when wet
Genera in family: 19 genera, 320 species: Am, n Eur, n Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox )
Recent taxonomic note: *See also revised taxonomy of Porter and Johnson 2000 Aliso 19(1):55–91; Porter 1998 Aliso 17:83–85
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GILIA

Alva G. Day

Annual, perennial herb, generally erect
Stem glabrous, hairy, glandular, or cobwebby
Leaves simple, generally alternate; basal generally in rosette, toothed, pinnately lobed, or entire; cauline generally reduced; leaf tips, calyx lobes acute, acuminate, or needle-like
Inflorescence: flowers solitary or clustered, 1–many in axils of bracts
Flower: calyx membranous between ribs, membrane splitting or expanding; corolla > calyx, lobes generally ovate
Fruit generally ovoid; chambers 3, valves separating from top
Seeds 3–many, brown, generally gelatinous when wet
Species in genus: ± 70 species: w North America, South America
Etymology: (Felipe Gil, 18th century Spanish botanist)

Native

G. splendens H. Mason & A.D. Grant

SPLENDID GILIA


Stem generally 1; branches several, ± erect, 10–80 cm, glabrous or hairy near base
Leaves: lower in semi-erect rosette, finely-divided, 2-pinnate, axis linear, lobes well spaced, ascending, hairs shiny, translucent
Inflorescence loose; flowers 8–10 on main branches; pedicels in unequal pairs, glandular, glands large, flat-topped
Flower: calyx glabrous, ribs purplish, linear, width < membrane, lobes acuminate to long-tapered; corolla trumpet-shaped, tube exserted, throat tapered, lobes obovate, acute; stamens exserted, < corolla lobes, generally < style
Fruit 4–8 mm, 2 X calyx, narrowly ovoid
Seeds 30–70
Ecology: Chaparral or forest, rocky soil
Elevation: 300–2400 m.
Bioregional distribution: South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, San Jacinto Mountains
Recent taxonomic note: *Saltugilia grinnellii (Brand) L.A. Johnson
Horticultural information: TRY.

Native

subsp. grantii (Brand) V.E. Grant & A.D. Grant


Flower: corolla 20–36 mm, bright pink, tube 10–18 mm, sometimes throat yellow
Chromosomes: 2n=18
Ecology: Habitat of sp.
Elevation: 800–2200 m.
Bioregional distribution: San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains
Recent taxonomic note: *Saltugilia grinellii (Brand) L.A. Johnson subsp. grantii (Brand) L.A. Johnson

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