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Jepsonia parryi

Higher Taxonomy
Family: SaxifragaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: SAXIFRAGE FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb from caudex or rhizome, generally +- hairy. Stem: often +- leafy on proximal 1/2, rarely trailing and leafy throughout. Leaf: generally simple, basal and/or cauline, generally alternate, generally petioled; veins +- palmate. Inflorescence: raceme or panicle, generally +- scapose. Flower: generally bisexual, generally radial; hypanthium free to +- fused to ovary; calyx lobes generally 5; petals generally 5, free, generally clawed, generally white; stamens 3, [4], 5, 8, or 10; pistils 1 (carpels +- fused, ovary lobed, chambers 1 or 2, placentas generally 2(3), axile or parietal or occasionally proximally axile and distally marginal in ovary lobes) or 2 (carpels free, placentas marginal), ovary nearly superior to inferior, occasionally more superior in fruit, styles generally 2(3). Fruit: capsule (generally 2(3)-beaked, valves generally 2(3), generally equal) or 2 follicles. Seed: generally many, small.
Genera In Family: +- 30 genera, 600 species: especially northern temperate, arctic, alpine; some cultivated (Bergenia, Darmera, Heuchera, Saxifraga, Tellima, Tolmiea). Note: California Mitella moved to Mitellastra, Ozomelis, Pectiantia; Suksdorfia ranunculifolia to Hemieva. Parnassia moved to Parnassiaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: JepsoniaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Caudex corm-like, flattened or ovoid to spheric, branched or not, without scales or bulblets. Leaf: generally 1--3, basal; blade +- round, base cordate to reniform, lobes and teeth shallow. Inflorescence: cyme, appearing before leaves, glandular; bracts scale-like. Flower: hypanthium free of ovary, generally truncate at base; petals 5, short-clawed; stamens 10; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers 2, placentas 2, axile. Fruit: capsule.
Species In Genus: 3 species: California. Etymology: (W.L. Jepson, California botanist, 1867--1946) Note: Heterostylous.

Jepsonia parryi (Torr.) Small
NATIVE
Habit: Caudex generally ovoid (rarely spheric), unbranched. Leaf: generally 1. Inflorescence: flowers generally < 4; peduncle 3--28 cm, brown. Flower: hypanthium 2.5--4 mm, >> calyx lobes, generally truncate at base; calyx lobes 0.8--2 mm, +- green; petals generally 3.5--6 mm, veins tan or +- purple. Fruit: green or tan, brown-striped. Seed: dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Shrubby, rocky to clay slopes; Elevation: < 1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCo (Orange, Riverside, San Diego cos.), PR; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Oct--Feb
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander
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Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander 2016. Jepsonia parryi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29559, accessed on May 31, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Jepsonia parryi:
s SCo (Orange, Riverside, San Diego cos.), PR;
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