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Habit: Annual; hairs simple, or stalked-forked. Stem: prostrate to erect, branched at least distally. Leaf: basal not rosetted; proximal cauline deeply pinnately lobed, lateral lobes entire to dentate or lobed; distal short-petioled to sessile, less divided, not basally lobed. Inflorescence: bracted. Flower: sepals oblong, erect to ascending, base not sac-like; petals obovate to oblanceolate or spoon-shaped, yellow or occasionally tinged purple, short-clawed. Fruit: silique, linear to oblong, or obconic silicle, dehiscent, unsegmented, flat perpendicular to septum (or septum 0); valves 2 or 4. Seed: 4--70, 1 or 4 rows per chamber; wing 0.
Species In Genus: 4 species: California, Baja California, Chile. Etymology: (Greek: keeled fruit)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to TropidocarpumPrevious taxon: Transberingia bursifolia subsp. virgata
Next taxon: Tropidocarpum californicum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Tropidocarpum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10014, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.