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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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NAVARRETIA

Alva G. Day

Annual, generally erect; branches spreading or ascending, hairy, glandular or puberulent
Leaves simple, alternate, generally deeply pinnately lobed or entire
Inflorescence: head; bracts pinnately to palmately toothed or lobed, spine-tipped; flowers sessile or subsessile
Flower: calyx membranous between ribs, lobes 4–5, entire or toothed, unequal, spine-tipped; corolla lobes 4–5; stigmas 2 or 3
Fruit generally ovoid, chambers 1–3
Seeds 1–many per chamber, free or stuck together, brown, gelatinous when wet
Species in genus: ± 30 species: w North America, also in Argentina, Chile
Etymology: (F. Navarrete, Spanish physician, 1700's)

Native

N. myersii P.S. Allen & A.G. Day

PINCUSHION NAVARRETIA


Stem < 20 mm, glabrous or puberulent; hairs recurved
Leaves generally radiate from base of central head, 4–8 cm, pinnate, axis linear, base membrane-winged, lobes few, in lower half, linear
Inflorescence generally 1, sessile (or peduncle prostrate), 1–2 cm wide, 5–60-flowered; outer bracts leaf-like, >> head, basal wings hairy; inner bracts < head, basal wings ciliate; flowers sessile
Flower: calyx ribs long-hairy, gland-dotted below, tapered, lobes linear, glabrous, membrane truncate, ciliate; corolla 12–21 mm, 2–4 X calyx, white, tube thread-like, throat cup-shaped, lobes 2.5–3 mm, oblong-ovate; stamens, style exserted, stigmas 2, minute
Fruit translucent, sticking to seeds until wet
Seeds 2–4, separating when wet
Ecology: Vernal pools
Elevation: 20–90 m.
Bioregional distribution: c Sierra Nevada Foothills, c Great Central Valley (4 sites: Sacramento, Amador, Merced cos.).

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