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|Family: Apocynaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Amsonia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Amsonia tomentosa Torr. & Frém.
Habit: Plant glabrous or gray-tomentose. Stem: several to many from woody crown, 16--36 cm, branches few to many. Leaf: 2--4 cm; petiole short or 0; blade ovate-lanceolate, acute at both ends. Flower: calyx lobes erect, thread-like above base; corolla +- white, blue, or +- green, tube +- 15 mm, inflated above middle, narrowed just below spreading lobes; style with spheric thickening just below stigma. Fruit: 3--8 cm, constricted between seeds, often breaking into 1-seeded segments. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Desert plains, canyons; Elevation: 300--1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnBr (n slope), D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Tomentose and glabrous plants (latter assignable to Amsonia brevifolia A. Gray) have identical ranges, do not intergrade, and show no other differences, suggesting hairiness is governed by a single gene.
Synonyms: Amsonia brevifolia A. Gray; Amsonia tomentosa Torr. & Frém. var. tomentosa
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Lauramay T. Dempster
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Previous taxon: Amsonia
Next taxon: Apocynum
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & Lauramay T. Dempster 2016. Amsonia tomentosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=13179, accessed on February 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 06, 2016.