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Habit: Annual to biennial. Stem: erect, simple or branched at base. Leaf: on flower stem generally alternate, sessile, linear, entire to dentate, pinnately veined; on non-flowering stems whorled, generally wider. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal; bracts reduced, alternate. Flower: calyx lobes 5, deep, +- equal; corolla 5-lobed, unequally 2-lipped, lower lip >> upper, lower side of tube spurred at base or spur 0, lower side of throat swollen, +- hairy, +- closing corolla proximal to lips; stamens 4, in 2 pairs, included; stigma small, unlobed. Fruit: dehiscent by slits into chambers near tip, +- spheric. Seed: many, prismatic, 4--7-angled, faces smooth or tubercled.
Species In Genus: 4 species: North America, South America, introduced elsewhere. Etymology: (Thomas Nuttall, English naturalist, 1786--1859)
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax
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Previous taxon: Nothochelone nemorosa
Next taxon: Nuttallanthus texanus
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Nuttallanthus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11390, accessed on December 07, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 07, 2016.