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Cistus monspeliensis L.
Stem: < 1 m; hairs generally glandular and nonglandular. Leaf: sessile, 15--60 mm, linear to lance-linear, wrinkled adaxially, main veins from base generally 3; margin generally rolled under, +- not ciliate. Inflorescence: 1--11-flowered; pedicel 5--15 mm. Flower: sepals 5, outer rounded to broadly wedge-shaped at base; petals 1--2 cm, white; style +- 0. Fruit: valves 5. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed places; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo (Carmel Highlands); Distribution Outside California: native to southern Europe, northern Africa. Flowering Time: Apr--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: John W. Thieret & Elizabeth McClintock, final revision by Thomas J. Rosatti & Bruce G. Baldwin
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Citation for this treatment: John W. Thieret & Elizabeth McClintock, final revision by Thomas J. Rosatti & Bruce G. Baldwin 2016. Cistus monspeliensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19515, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.