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Allophyllum integrifolium

Higher Taxonomy
Family: PolemoniaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine. Leaf: simple or compound, cauline (or most basal), alternate or opposite; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cymes, heads, clusters, or flower 1; bracts in involucres or not. Flower: sepals generally 5, fused at base, translucent membrane generally connecting lobes, torn by fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at >= 1 level, filaments of >= 1 length, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3. Fruit: capsule. Seed: 1--many, when wetted swelling or not, gelatinous or not.
Genera In Family: 26 genera, 314 species: America, northern Europe, northern Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox). Note: Leptodactylon moved to Linanthus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson, family description, key to genera, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: AllophyllumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual, hairy, +- minutely glandular. Stem: erect, generally branched. Leaf: alternate, dark green, generally deeply pinnate-lobed, +- palmate-lobed upward; lobes linear to lanceolate, blunt-tipped, central lobe widest. Inflorescence: flowers generally in clusters. Flower: calyx tube narrowly membranous between lobes, lobes blunt-tipped, translucent below in fruit, membrane splitting; corolla radial or bilateral, funnel-shaped, throat narrow, tapered, lobes narrowly obovate; stamens attached in tube. Fruit: < calyx, spheric; valves generally falling. Seed: 1--3 per chamber, concave, black or brown, gelatinous when wet, ends rounded.
Species In Genus: 4 species: western North America. Etymology: (Greek: other leaf)
eFlora Treatment Author: Leigh A. Johnson & Alva G. Day
Reference: Grant & Grant 1955 Aliso 3:93--110
Allophyllum integrifolium (Brand) A.D. Grant & V.E. Grant
Stem: 10--25 cm, generally unbranched; glands long-stalked, conspicuous. Leaf: +- cauline, lower entire or coarsely toothed, upper generally 3-lobed, largest lobes 5--15 mm wide. Inflorescence: +- open; flowers 2--4 in clusters; pedicels elongating in fruit. Flower: corolla 6--11 mm, lobes 1--2 mm, white to pale blue; stamens, style included. Seed: 1--2 per chamber, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=16,18.
Ecology: Common. Open, rocky or sandy, generally moist areas; Elevation: 1300--2700 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR, SNH, TR; Distribution Outside California: western Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Jepson eFlora Author: Leigh A. Johnson & Alva G. Day
Reference: Grant & Grant 1955 Aliso 3:93--110
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Citation for this treatment: Leigh A. Johnson & Alva G. Day 2012, Allophyllum integrifolium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on August 21, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on August 21, 2019.

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