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Dopatrium junceum

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Family: PlantaginaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to shrub, some aquatic. Leaf: basal or cauline, alternate or opposite (whorled), simple, entire to dentate or lobed, venation generally pinnate; stipules 0. Inflorescence: raceme, spike, or flowers axillary in 1--few-flowered clusters; flowers few to many, each subtended by 1 bract. Flower: unisexual or bisexual, radial or bilateral; sepals 4--5, generally fused at base; corolla 4--5-lobed, scarious or not, persistent or not, generally 2-lipped, upper lip generally 2-lobed, lower generally 3-lobed, spur present or not, tube sac-like at base or not; stamens 2 or 4, alternate corolla lobes, epipetalous, staminode 0 or 1--2, anthers opening by 2 slits; ovary superior, [1]2--4-chambered, style 1, stigma lobes 0 or 2. Fruit: generally a capsule, septicidal, loculicidal, circumscissile, or dehiscing by terminal slits or pores.
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 2000 species: worldwide, especially temperate. Note: Veronicaceae sensu Olmstead et al. Recently treated to include Callitrichaceae, Hippuridaceae, and most non-parasitic California genera of Scrophulariaceae (except Buddleja, Limosella, Mimulus, Myoporum, Scrophularia, Verbascum). California Maurandya moved to Holmgrenanthe and Maurandella. Limnophila ×ludoviciana Thieret an occasional agricultural weed in rice fields. Hebe ×franciscana (Eastw.) Souster, Hebe speciosa (R. Cunn.) Andersen only cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: DopatriumView Description 

Habit: Annual, fleshy. Stem: erect. Leaf: opposite, sessile to short-petioled, fleshy. Inflorescence: flower 1 in axils; proximal bracts leaf-like, distal scale-like. Flower: calyx 5-lobed; corolla 2-lipped, yellow or pale blue to lavender, upper lip erect, 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed, middle lobe > lateral, tube cylindric, > lobes; fertile stamens 2, anther sacs of each stamen touching, not parallel, staminodes 2. Fruit: loculicidal, spheric.
Species In Genus: +- 14 species: Africa, Asia, Australia. Etymology: (Latin: aboriginal name)
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax

Dopatrium junceum (Roxb.) Buch.-Ham. ex Benth.
Habit: Glabrous except pedicels. Stem: 10--30 cm. Leaf: basal few, 10--25 mm, 2--10 mm wide, oblong, tip obtuse; cauline leaves and bracts lance-linear, 2--7 mm, 0.5--2 mm wide. Inflorescence: proximal flowers cleistogamous, sessile; distal flowers open; pedicels 4--11 mm, sparsely glandular, spreading in fruit. Flower: calyx 1--2 mm, lobes fused to middle, tips obtuse; corolla 4--7 mm, pale blue to lavender, tube slightly > calyx. Fruit: +- 2 mm. Seed: net-like.
Ecology: Uncommon. Emergent in drying wetlands; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV; Distribution Outside California: native to Africa, Asia, Australia. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep Note: Introduced with rice cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Dopatrium junceum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 03, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 03, 2016.

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