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Habit: Annual, hairy. Stem: erect; branches 0 or few. Leaf: proximal generally opposite, distal alternate; lanceolate, entire; veins pinnate. Inflorescence: crowded; flowers 1 in axils. Flower: calyx lobes 5, +- equal; corolla base sac-like, lips flaring, +- fan-shaped, lower lip base swollen, closing throat; stamens 2, included, anther sacs 1 per stamen, staminodes 2. Fruit: obliquely ovoid, fragile; chambers dehiscent by 1--2 large pores near tip. Seed: ovate, flat, smooth; wing incurved, +- cup-shaped.
Species In Genus: 2 species: southwestern United States, northern Mexico. Etymology: (Mojave River, where first collected by John Frémont) Note: Best included in Antirrhinum (name in Antirrhinum unavailable for Mohavea breviflora).
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & David M. Thompson
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to MohaveaPrevious taxon: Maurandella antirrhiniflora
Next taxon: Mohavea breviflora
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax & David M. Thompson 2016. Mohavea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11386, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.