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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Bituminaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Bituminaria bituminosa (L.) C.H. Stirt.
Habit: Strigose, especially dense in inflorescence, hairs white, generally some black. Leaf: cauline, leaflets entire, 2--5 cm. Inflorescence: axillary, 10--15-flowered; peduncle 5--20 cm; bracts, especially lower, united into fan-shaped, 3--5 toothed blade; pedicels 1--2 mm. Flower: calyx swollen in fruit; corolla 12--14 mm, white to violet; 9 filaments fused, 1 free; ovule 1. Fruit: body 4--5 mm, ovate, compressed, hairy; beak 7--10 mm, +- glabrous. Seed: 4 mm, fused to fruit wall. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Open, disturbed sites, slopes, chaparral, oak woodland; Elevation: < 1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (Verdugo Mtns, San Rafael Hills), SnGb; Distribution Outside California: Mediterranean Europe, cultivated. Flowering Time: Apr--May
Synonyms: Psoralea bituminosa L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Bituminaria
Next taxon: Caesalpinia
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Bituminaria bituminosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15723, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.