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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calyptridium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calyptridium monandrum Nutt.
Habit: Annual 1.5--18 cm; taproot slender. Stem: spreading to decumbent, leafy. Leaf: basal 1--5 cm, narrow-oblanceolate to -spoon-shaped, withering in fruit; cauline 1--2(4) cm. Inflorescence: axillary, raceme or panicle, 1--4 cm, generally open; bracts narrowly ovate; flowers +- sessile, generally persistent in fruit. Flower: sepals 1--2 mm, ovate to deltate, fleshy, narrowly white on margin in flower, scarious throughout in fruit; petals generally 3, 1--3 mm, pink to +- red; stamen 1; stigma sessile. Fruit: 3--6 mm, oblong to linear, in width generally +- > seed. Seed: 4--10, 0.5--0.8 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=44.
Ecology: Widespread in desert and scrub, open areas, sandy soils, burns; Elevation: generally < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SN, Teh, SnJV, CW, SW, SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: Nevada, Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Jan--Jul
Synonyms: Cistanthe monandra (Nutt.) Hershk.
eFlora Treatment Author: C. Matt Guilliams & John M. Miller
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calyptridium arizonicum
Next taxon: Calyptridium monospermum
Citation for this treatment: C. Matt Guilliams & John M. Miller 2016. Calyptridium monandrum, Revision 2, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16845, accessed on July 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 26, 2016.