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|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual to shrub
Leaves generally simple, generally alternate, generally petioled; stipules 0; blade entire to deeply lobed
Flower bisexual; calyx lobes generally 5; corolla ± radial, cylindric to rotate, lobes generally 5; stamens 5, alternate corolla lobes; ovary superior, generally 2-chambered, style 1
Fruit: berry or capsule, 25-chambered
Genera in family: 75 genera, 3000 species: worldwide, especially ± tropical; many alien weeds in CA; many cultivated for food, drugs, or ornamental (potato, tomato, peppers, tobacco, petunia);
Shrub 14 m, generally with leafy thorns, glabrous, hairy, or glandular
Leaves alternate or clustered, entire, small, fleshy
Inflorescence: clusters; flowers 1several
Flower: calyx cylindric to bell-shaped, lobes 25; corolla funnel-shaped or rotate, whitish, greenish, or purplish, lobes 45; stamens attached at different levels in corolla
Fruit: berry, 2-chambered, dry to fleshy
Species in genus: ± 100 species: warm, dry areas worldwide
Etymology: (Latin: Lycia, ancient country of Asia Minor)
Reference: [Hitchcock 1932 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 19:179374]
Plant generally glandular-puberulent; branches spreading
Leaf 515 mm, ± obovate
Flower: calyx 26 mm, bell-shaped, lobes 24(6); corolla funnel-shaped, tube 610 mm, lavender to whitish, lobes 35 mm, ovate; stamens exserted, attached ± at middle of tube
Fruit ± 10 mm, red
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, slopes
Elevation: < 600 m.
Bioregional distribution: s Channel Islands, w Sonoran Desert
Distribution outside California: nw Mexico
Horticultural information: SUN, DRN: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 &IRR: 12, 13; also STBL.
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Flower: calyx lobes 13 X tube, narrowly obovate
Extinction status: PRESUMED EXTINCT
Ecology: Habitats of sp.
Elevation: < 300 m.
Bioregional distribution: s Channel Islands (Santa Catalina, San Clemente islands)
Synonyms: L. h. Greene
Reports from SCo are cultivated plants.