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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ayenia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ayenia compacta Rose
Habit: Plant 1--4 dm, much-branched at base. Leaf: stipules small, brown. Flower: sepals +- 1.5 mm; petals 2--3 mm, claws +- 2 mm. Fruit: +- 5 mm, spheric, straw-colored, with +- cylindric, +- purple protuberances. Seed: black.
Ecology: Sandy and gravelly washes, dry canyons; Elevation: 100--1160 m. Bioregional Distribution: PR (desert slope), e&s DMoj (rare), w&c DSon; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Arizona; Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr
Synonyms: Ayenia californica Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston, R. David Whetstone & T.A. Atkinson
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Ayenia
Next taxon: Eremalche
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston, R. David Whetstone & T.A. Atkinson 2016. Ayenia compacta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15350, accessed on September 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 28, 2016.