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|Family: Polygonaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chorizanthe||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chorizanthe obovata Goodman
Habit: Plant erect to prostrate, (0.5)1--3(4) dm, 1--4(5) dm diam, hairy. Leaf: blades 0.5--2.5 cm, 0.3--1 cm wide. Inflorescence: bracts generally 2, awns 1--2 mm, straight; involucre 3--4 mm, 3-angled, 6-ribbed, +- swollen, +- transversely ridged, teeth 6, 1--2 mm, awns straight or hooked, abaxial longest. Flower: 1, 4--4.5(5) mm, sparsely hairy; perianth 2-colored, tube green-white to white, lobes white to pink, outer generally entire, inner shorter, fringed; stamens (6)9. Fruit: 3--3.5 mm. Chromosomes: n=19--21.
Ecology: Sand or gravel; Elevation: 10--1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCoRO. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Abaxial tooth of involucre reported by some to be >> others, contrary to key, further study needed.
Synonyms: Chorizanthe obovata f. prostrata Goodman
eFlora Treatment Author: James L. Reveal & Thomas J. Rosatti
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Previous taxon: Chorizanthe minutiflora
Next taxon: Chorizanthe orcuttiana
Citation for this treatment: James L. Reveal & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Chorizanthe obovata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19343, accessed on October 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 24, 2016.