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|Family: Cleomaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cleomella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cleomella obtusifolia Torr. & Frém.
Habit: Plant hairy. Stem: 1--9 dm, rough, younger ascending to erect, older prostrate, in +- round mat. Leaf: leaflets 5--15 mm, obovate. Inflorescence: on older stems raceme, 1--10 cm, dense, on younger stems flowers 1 in leaf axils. Flower: sepals 1--1.5 mm, ovate, green, hairy, margin long-hairy; petals 4--6(9) mm, dark yellow, abaxially hairy; stamens 8--14 mm, anthers 1.5--2.3 mm; style 1.5--5 mm. Fruit: 3--4 mm, hairy, striate; valves conic to horn-shaped; receptacle 6--8 mm, reflexed.
Ecology: Desert scrub, sandy, rocky alkaline flats; Elevation: < 1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: western Nevada. Flowering Time: Apr--Oct Note: Variable; needs study.
Synonyms: Cleomella obtusifolia var. pubescens A. Nelson
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Staria S. Vanderpool
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cleomella hillmanii var. hillmanii
Next taxon: Cleomella parviflora
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Staria S. Vanderpool 2017. Cleomella obtusifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=19753, accessed on April 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 26, 2017.