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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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LINANTHUS

Robert W. Patterson

Annual, perennial herb
Stem generally erect, generally branched from base
Leaves cauline, opposite, entire or palmately 3–9-lobed; lobes linear to narrowly lanceolate or spoon-shaped
Inflorescence head-like, open, or flower solitary; bracts leaf-like; flowers sessile or pedicelled
Flower: calyx tubular, or lobes nearly free, bordered by translucent membrane; corolla funnel-shaped, salverform, or bell-shaped; stamens attached at same level, pollen yellow
Species in genus: 41 species: w North America, Chile
Etymology: (Greek: flax flower)
Reference: [Patterson 1977 Madroño 24:36–48]

Native

L. rattanii (A. Gray) Greene

RATTAN'S LINANTHUS

Annual
Stem 5–20 cm, thread-like, generally hairy, glandular
Leaf: lobes 2–5 mm, linear
Inflorescence: flowers solitary; peduncles 5–25 mm, thread-like
Flower: calyx 4–6 mm, membrane 1/2 to = calyx length, generally hairy, glandular; corolla funnel-shaped, tube 10–15 mm, exserted beyond calyx, maroon, ring of hairs inside, throat yellow, lobes 2–3 mm, white; stamens attached in throat, exserted; stigmas 1 mm
Ecology: UNCOMMON
Chromosomes: 2n=18. Drying areas in conifer forest
Elevation: 1700–2000 m.
Bioregional distribution: High North Coast Ranges
Recent taxonomic note: *Leptosiphon rattanii (A. Gray) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
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