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|Family: Onagraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Camissonia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Camissonia benitensis P.H. Raven
Habit: Slender; hairs spreading, of 2 types (linear, white; rod-shaped, transparent), in inflorescence also glandular. Stem: erect or decumbent, 3--20 cm, peeling; branches widely spreading, wiry. Leaf: 7--20 mm, narrowly elliptic, minutely serrate. Flower: hypanthium +- 1.2 mm; sepals 3.2--3.5 mm, remaining adherent in pairs; petals 3.5--4 mm, yellow fading +- red, basal spots 2; < 10% of pollen grains 4-angled. Fruit: 15--40 mm, 0.8--1.3 mm wide, slightly swollen by seeds, straight or wavy, +- sessile. Seed: 0.6--0.8 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Sandy or gravelly serpentine soil; Elevation: +- 600--1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCoRI (Fresno, Monterey, San Benito cos.). Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Self-pollinated. Threatened by off-road vehicles.
eFlora Treatment Author: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner
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Citation for this treatment: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner 2016. Camissonia benitensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16897, accessed on May 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 05, 2016.