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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calyptridium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calyptridium monospermum Greene
Habit: Perennial herb < 50 cm; caudex short, thick; taproot slender to thick. Stem: generally spreading to ascending, leafy to not. Leaf: basal 1.5--6 cm, rosette 1; cauline generally present, 0.8--3 cm. Inflorescence: axillary, umbel, +- open (dense in small plants), >= 2 per rosette, 1--10 cm diam; pedicel +- 0 to short. Flower: sepals 3--8 mm, +- round, scarious; petals 4, 3--7 mm, rose to white; stamens 3; style 2--4 mm, thread-like, exserted, falling with fruit cap. Fruit: 2--3.5 mm, widely ovate to +- round; deciduous or not. Seed: 1--4(8). Chromosomes: 2n=44.
Ecology: Open areas, sandy or gravelly soils, conifer forest; Elevation: 300--3970 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaR, SN, SnFrB, TR, SnJt, GB; Distribution Outside California: southern Oregon, Nevada, northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Apr--Sep Note: Hybridizes with Calyptridium umbellatum in SN.
Synonyms: Cistanthe monosperma (Greene) Hershk.
eFlora Treatment Author: C. Matt Guilliams & John M. Miller
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calyptridium monandrum
Next taxon: Calyptridium parryi
Citation for this treatment: C. Matt Guilliams & John M. Miller 2017. Calyptridium monospermum, Revision 2, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16846, accessed on January 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 20, 2017.