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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Coleogyne||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Coleogyne ramosissima Torr.
Habit: Shrub 2--20 dm, much-branched, thorny, +- strigose. Leaf: in opposite clusters, simple, 5--15 mm, linear-oblanceolate, +- thick, entire; stipules persistent. Inflorescence: flowers 1, terminal; pedicel bractlets paired, closely subtending flower. Flower: hypanthium bell-shaped, leathery, sheath at top enclosing pistil, 4--9 mm, bractlets 0; sepals 4(5), spreading, 5--8 mm, ovate, generally yellow, often +- red abaxially, persistent, inner 2 widely scarious-margined; petals 0(1--5, 5--8 mm, yellow); stamens 20--25(30); pistil 1(2), ovary superior, style lateral, long-hairy especially below, persistent. Fruit: achene, +- 4--6 mm, +- crescent-shaped, red-brown, glabrous.
Ecology: Dry, open slopes, creosote-bush scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 600--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE, D (esp DMtns); Distribution Outside California: to Colorado, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce D. Parfitt & Thomas J. Rosatti
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Previous taxon: Coleogyne
Next taxon: Comarum
Citation for this treatment: Bruce D. Parfitt & Thomas J. Rosatti 2017. Coleogyne ramosissima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19978, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.