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Bolandra californica
SIERRA BOLANDRA

Higher Taxonomy
Family: SaxifragaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: SAXIFRAGE FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb from caudex or rhizome, generally +- hairy. Stem: often +- leafy on proximal 1/2, rarely trailing and leafy throughout. Leaf: generally simple, basal and/or cauline, generally alternate, generally petioled; veins +- palmate. Inflorescence: raceme or panicle, generally +- scapose. Flower: generally bisexual, generally radial; hypanthium free to +- fused to ovary; calyx lobes generally 5; petals generally 5, free, generally clawed, generally white; stamens 3, [4], 5, 8, or 10; pistils 1 (carpels +- fused, ovary lobed, chambers 1 or 2, placentas generally 2(3), axile or parietal or occasionally proximally axile and distally marginal in ovary lobes) or 2 (carpels free, placentas marginal), ovary nearly superior to inferior, occasionally more superior in fruit, styles generally 2(3). Fruit: capsule (generally 2(3)-beaked, valves generally 2(3), generally equal) or 2 follicles. Seed: generally many, small.
Genera In Family: +- 30 genera, 600 species: especially northern temperate, arctic, alpine; some cultivated (Bergenia, Darmera, Heuchera, Saxifraga, Tellima, Tolmiea). Note: California Mitella moved to Mitellastra, Ozomelis, Pectiantia; Suksdorfia ranunculifolia to Hemieva. Parnassia moved to Parnassiaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: BolandraView Description 

Habit: Caudex scaleless, bearing bulblets. Leaf: basal and cauline, basal and proximal petioled, cauline stipuled, distal sessile, reduced; blade +- round, base cordate to reniform, lobes 3--7, deep, teeth sharp. Inflorescence: panicle-like, glandular; flowers few; bracts sessile, proximal often clasping, leaf-like. Flower: hypanthium free from ovary; petals not clawed; stamens 5, opposite sepals; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers 2, placentas 2, axile. Fruit: capsule.
Species In Genus: 2 species: Washington, Oregon, California. Etymology: (H.N. Bolander, California botanist, 1831--1897) Note: Closely related to Suksdorfia and Hemieva.

Bolandra californica A. Gray
NATIVE
Habit: Plant 15--60 cm. Leaf: petiole 3--10 cm; blade 1--5 cm wide. Inflorescence: pedicel 0.5--3 mm. Flower: calyx lobes 3--6 mm, ovate to triangular; petals 4--7 mm, narrowly triangular, long-tapered, 1/3--1/2 as wide as sepals, green, margin purple; stamens << calyx lobes, opposite sepals. Seed: brown, minutely papillate. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Rock crevices, wet cliffs; Elevation: 1000--3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c SNH (El Dorado to Mariposa cos.). Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander
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Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander 2016. Bolandra californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15845, accessed on February 13, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.


Bolandra californica
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Bolandra californica
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Bolandra californica
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Bolandra californica
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Bolandra californica
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Bolandra californica
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Geographic subdivisions for Bolandra californica:
n&c SNH (El Dorado to Mariposa cos.).
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