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Frasera puberulenta

Higher Taxonomy
Family: GentianaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to perennial herb [to trees]. Stem: decumbent to erect, < 2 m, simple or branched. Leaf: simple, cauline, sometimes also basal, opposite or whorled, entire, sessile or basal +- petioled; stipules 0. Flower: bisexual, radial, parts in 4s or 5s except pistil 1; sepals fused, persistent; petals fused, +- persistent, sinus between lobes often unappendaged; stamens epipetalous, alternate corolla lobes; ovary superior, chamber 1, placentas parietal, often intruding, stigmas 1--2. Fruit: capsule, 2-valved. Seed: many.
Genera In Family: +- 90 genera, 1800 species: worldwide; some cultivated (Eustoma, Exacum, Gentiana). Note: Gentianella tenella moved to Comastoma. Key to genera revised by Bruce G. Baldwin.
eFlora Treatment Author: James S. Pringle, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: FraseraView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Perennial herb (non-flowering rosettes preceding flower-stems, plants dying after flowering in Frasera albomarginata, Frasera parryi, Frasera puberulenta, Frasera speciosa, and Frasera umpquaensis; non-flowering rosettes appearing with flower-stems in others). Leaf: basal +- petioled; cauline opposite or whorled, < basal, base often fused-sheathing. Inflorescence: cyme or panicle of dense clusters. Flower: parts in 4s; calyx fused near base, lobes lanceolate; corolla rotate (bell-shaped), lobes >> tube, ridge between stamens fringed or scaled or 0, nectary pits prominent, 1(2) per lobe, margins of openings variously fringed; ovary sessile, style long and well differentiated or short and poorly differentiated, persistent, entire, stigmas 2.
Species In Genus: +- 15 species: temperate North America. Etymology: (J. Fraser, Scottish collector of North America pls, 1750--1811)
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin

Frasera puberulenta Davidson
Habit: Plant 1--3 dm; stems, abaxial leaf faces puberulent. Stem: 1--several. Leaf: narrowly white-margined; basal 2--12 cm, 6--17 mm wide, narrowly obovate to elliptic-oblong, tips obtuse or mucronate; cauline opposite, distal oblong to lanceolate, tips acute. Inflorescence: open; pedicels 5--35 mm. Flower: calyx 6--11 mm; corolla 7--13 mm, green-white, purple-dotted or -streaked, lobes oblong-obovate, abruptly acuminate, ridge between stamens low, +- fringed, nectary pit 1 per lobe, oblong-obovate.
Ecology: Dry, open conifer woodland; Elevation: 1700--3400 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s SNH, W&I; Distribution Outside California: Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Synonyms: Swertia puberulenta (Davidson) Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin
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Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin 2016. Frasera puberulenta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 05, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 05, 2016.

Frasera puberulenta
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Frasera puberulenta
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Frasera puberulenta
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Geographic subdivisions for Frasera puberulenta:
c&s SNH, W&I;
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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