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|Family: Valerianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb (in California). Stem: 1--many; base occasionally woody. Leaf: generally cauline, simple, entire to lobed [toothed]. Inflorescence: cyme, clustered, +- dense, open in age; terminal or axillary. Flower: calyx lobes 5--15, coiled inward, plumose in age, spreading, persistent in fruit; corolla +- funnel-shaped, lobes +- unequal, spreading, tube long, slender, long-spurred; stamen 1. Fruit: +- compressed; adaxial surface 1-veined, abaxial surface 3-veined.
Species In Genus: 12 species: Mediterranean. Etymology: (Greek: spurred flower)
eFlora Treatment Author: Abigail J. Moore & Lauramay T. Dempster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Valerianaceae
Next taxon: Centranthus ruber
Citation for this treatment: Abigail J. Moore & Lauramay T. Dempster 2016. Centranthus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10570, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.