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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual to subshrubs, fleshy
Leaves generally simple, generally basal and cauline, alternate or opposite, generally reduced upward
Inflorescence: generally cyme, generally bracted
Flower: sepals generally 35, generally ± free; petals generally 35, ± free or fused; stamens = to >> sepals, free or epipetalous; pistils generally 35, simple (sometimes fused at base), ovary 1-chambered, placenta 1, parietal, ovules 1many, style 1
Fruit: follicles generally 35
Seeds 1many, small
Genera in family: ± 30 genera, ± 1500 species: ± worldwide, especially dry temp; many cultivated for ornamental. Family description and generic key by Melinda F. Denton and Reid Moran.
Perennial, fleshy, glabrous
Stem generally caudex or corm-like, generally vertical, branched or not, generally covered with dried leaves or leaf bases
Leaves in basal rosettes, evergreen vernal and ephemeral
Inflorescence: cyme, axillary, 1-sided; bracts leaf-like, alternate
Flower: sepals 5, fused below; petals 5, fused at base, erect to spreading above; stamens 10, epipetalous; pistils 5, ± fused below
Fruit: follicles 5, erect to spreading, many-seeded
Seed < 1 mm, narrowly ovoid, brown, striate
Species in genus: ± 45 species: sw North America
Etymology: (W.R. Dudley, western US botanist, 18491911)
Reference: [Moran in Jacobsen 1960 Handb Succ Plant:344359]
Unopened follicles generally most reliable for posture (erect, spreading, etc.).
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem: caudex 12 cm wide, cespitose; branches 0 to generally many
Leaf 110 cm, 313 mm wide, oblong-lanceolate or tapered base to tip, glaucous; tip acute to subacuminate; rosette 19 cm wide
Inflorescence: 1° branches 24, generally spreading, branched 03 X ; peduncle 318 cm, 1.54 mm wide; terminal branches 16 cm, generally spreading, 28-flowered; pedicel 214 mm
Flower: sepals 2.56 mm, triangular-ovate to -lanceolate; petals 915 mm, 3.55 mm wide, fused 13 mm, lanceolate, narrowly acute, pale yellow, keel darker yellow to red-tinged
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Open, rocky outcrops
Elevation: 5002600 m.
Bioregional distribution: s High Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain Area, w edge Mojave Desert
Synonyms: D. abramsii species c. (Bartel & Shevock) K.M. Nakai
Intermediate between D. abramsii subsp. a. and D. cymosa subsp. c
Horticultural information: DRN, DRY: 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; DFCLT.