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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Boechera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Boechera pulchra (M.E. Jones ex S. Watson) W.A. Weber
Habit: Caudex woody. Stem: generally 1 per caudex branch, from center of rosette elevated on woody base; generally 3--7.5 dm, proximally with short-stalked, generally 4--7-rayed hairs 0.1--0.3 mm. Leaf: basal 1--3 mm wide, entire; hairs short-stalked, 4--9-rayed, 0.1--0.3 mm; cauline 10--30, distal hairy, basal lobes 0 (to < 0.5 mm). Inflorescence: 8--25-flowered, occasionally generally +- 1-sided in fruit; fruit pedicel reflexed, abruptly recurved at base, 8--16 mm, hairs appressed, branched. Flower: sepals hairy; petals 9--16 mm, 2--5 mm wide, purple (white); pollen ellipsoid. Fruit: strongly reflexed, generally appressed, 3.3--8 cm, 2.5--4 mm wide, hairy throughout; style 0.1--0.3 mm; ovules 68--106. Seed: in 2 rows, 1.7--2.8 mm; wing 0.25--0.65 mm wide.
Ecology: Rocky, gravelly, sandy slopes in chaparral, sagebrush scrub, evergreen woodland; Elevation: 600--2800 m. Bioregional Distribution: e&s SN, s GV, s SCoR, TR, PR, SNE, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: Nevada, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Synonyms: Arabis pulchra M.E. Jones ex S. Watson; Arabis pulchra var. pulchra
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael D. Windham & Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
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Previous taxon: Boechera puberula
Next taxon: Boechera pygmaea
Citation for this treatment: Michael D. Windham & Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Boechera pulchra, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15800, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.