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Frasera puberulenta

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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 2017. Frasera puberulenta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on September 26, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on September 26, 2017.

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Geographic subdivisions for Frasera puberulenta:
c&s SNH, W&I;
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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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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