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Asarum marmoratum
MARBLED WILD-GINGER

Higher Taxonomy
Family: AristolochiaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: PIPEVINE FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb, woody vine, [shrub], rhizomed, aromatic. Stem: branched, occasionally +- underground. Leaf: simple, basal, cauline, or arising from rhizome, alternate; blade generally cordate, entire. Inflorescence: flower generally 1, axillary or terminal. Flower: bisexual, radial or bilateral; sepals 3, free or fused; petals generally 0; stamens generally 6 or 12, free or fused to style; pistil generally 1, ovary +- or partly inferior, chambers generally 6. Fruit: generally capsule. Seed: many.
Genera In Family: 5--8 genera, +- 500 species: mainly tropics, warm temperate; some cultivated (Aristolochia, Asarum, Saruma).
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael R. Mesler & Karen Lu
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: AsarumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: WILD-GINGER
Habit: Rhizome shallowly horizontal or deeply +- vertical, plants spreading or clumped; roots gingery-aromatic. Leaf: from rhizome, generally evergreen; blade cordate to reniform. Inflorescence: flower terminal, at ground level. Flower: generally dark colored; sepals forming tube, persistent; stamens 12, free from style, tips generally appendaged. Fruit: fleshy capsule. Seed: with fleshy appendage, ant-dispersed.
Species In Genus: 90 species: northern temperate. Etymology: (Greek: derivation unknown)

Asarum marmoratum Piper
NATIVE
Habit: Plants clumped; rhizomes deep, +- vertical. Leaf: blade +- white along major veins (green), margin hairs +- erect-spreading. Inflorescence: peduncle +- erect. Flower: calyx lobes +- erect in flower, olive-brown, tube dark red-maroon inside with scattered dark hairs; stamen tip > pollen sacs, dark.
Ecology: Moist forest, exposed rocky slopes; Elevation: 200--1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR (n Del Norte, Siskiyou cos.); Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael R. Mesler & Karen Lu
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Citation for this treatment: Michael R. Mesler & Karen Lu 2016. Asarum marmoratum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=14338, accessed on December 10, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.


Geographic subdivisions for Asarum marmoratum:
KR (n Del Norte, Siskiyou cos.);
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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