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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Horsfordia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Horsfordia alata (S. Watson) A. Gray
Stem: 1--2.5(4) m, gray-yellow. Leaf: petioles << blade; blade 4--11 cm, ovate, finely toothed, base +- cordate, tip acute. Inflorescence: flowering stalks 2--17 mm. Flower: calyx 5--7 mm, lobed 1/2; styles 9--10. Fruit: 7--8 mm diam, generally +- purple on top, segments 9--10, lower part 1-seeded, upper generally with 2 aborted ovules; wings +- 6 mm, 3 mm wide. Seed: 1 per segment, dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: Rocky canyons, washes; Elevation: generally 100--600 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Dec--Apr
eFlora Treatment Author: John C. La Duke
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Horsfordia
Next taxon: Horsfordia newberryi
Citation for this treatment: John C. La Duke 2017. Horsfordia alata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28428, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.