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Habit: Perennial herb, shrub, glabrous to hairy. Stem: erect, arching, or pendent, often much-branched. Leaf: opposite or whorled in 3s, entire; veins pinnate. Inflorescence: raceme. Flower: calyx lobes 5, entire, +- equal; corolla generally red, tube with sac-like extension at base, lower lip base +- swollen, generally not fully closing mouth, not spurred; stamens 4, often exserted, staminode 0; stigma exserted. Fruit: ovoid to spheric; chambers dehiscent by 1--2 pores near tip. Seed: many; ridges thin, netted.
Species In Genus: 2 species: California, northwestern Mexico. Etymology: (William Gambel, American naturalist, collector, 1823--1849) Note: South American species remain in Galvezia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Dopatrium junceum
Next taxon: Gambelia speciosa
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Gambelia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11360, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.