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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, taprooted, stellate-hairy. Stem: decumbent to erect, branched. Leaf: opposite to alternate; stipules occasionally +- fused distal to node when leaves opposite; blade ovate to round, palmately lobed to compound (+- entire). Inflorescence: umbels simple, few-flowered, peduncled or sessile; bracts generally present; pedicels 0 to short. Flower: calyx lobes generally 0; petals generally wide, obtuse to +- acute, tip not narrowed, not incurved. Fruit: ovate to ovoid-oblong, round, or spheric, cylindric to +- 4-angled or +- compressed front-to-back, stellate-hairy to prickly or +- glabrous; ribs obscure; fruit central axis not obvious. Seed: face +- flat.
Species In Genus: 16 species: temperate South America, 1 in California. Etymology: (Wm. Bowles, Irish writer on Spanish natural history, 1705--1780)
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Berula erecta
Next taxon: Bowlesia incana
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Bowlesia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10364, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.