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Kallstroemia californica

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Family: ZygophyllaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: CALTROP FAMILY
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, shrub, often armed; caudex present or not. Stem: branched; nodes often angled, swollen. Leaf: 1-compound, opposite, petioled; stipules persistent or not; leaflets entire. Inflorescence: flowers 1--2 in axils. Flower: bisexual; sepals 5, free, persistent or not; petals 5, free, generally spreading, twisted (corolla propeller-like) or not; stamens 10, appendaged on inside base or not; ovary superior, chambers (and lobes) 5--10, each with 1--several ovules, placentas axile. Fruit: capsule or splitting into 5--10 nutlets (= mericarps).
Genera In Family: 27 genera, +- 250 species: widespread especially in warm, dry regions; some cultivated (Guaiacum, lignum vitae; Tribulus, caltrop).
eFlora Treatment Author: Duncan M. Porter
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: KallstroemiaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual, unarmed. Stem: spreading radially, prostrate to ascending, < 1 m. Leaf: even-1-pinnate; stipules narrow, green. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils. Flower: sepals persistent or not; petals yellow to orange, persistent, withering. Fruit: 10-lobed, splitting into 10 tubercled nutlets; style persistent; pedicel reflexed. Seed: 1 per chamber.
Species In Genus: 17 species: warm and tropical America. Etymology: (Anders Kallstroem, obscure contemporary of Scopoli, author of genus, 1733--1812)

Kallstroemia californica (S. Watson) Vail
NATIVE
Stem: prostrate to decumbent, < 0.7 m, strigose to glabrous. Leaf: stipules 1.5--5 mm; leaflets 6--12. Flower: pedicel generally < to +- = subtending leaf; sepals spreading, deciduous; petals 3--5 mm, yellow. Fruit: 3--5 mm wide, ovoid; style < body.
Ecology: Flat, sandy or disturbed areas; Elevation: < 600 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: to Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Aug--Oct
Unabridged Note: "Last collected in California in 1948" (TJM (1993), p. 1099) no longer true.
eFlora Treatment Author: Duncan M. Porter
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Citation for this treatment: Duncan M. Porter 2016. Kallstroemia californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29857, accessed on December 06, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 06, 2016.


Kallstroemia californica
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Kallstroemia californica
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© 2012 Keir Morse
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© 2004 James M. Andre
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© 2004 James M. Andre
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© 2013 Neal Kramer

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Geographic subdivisions for Kallstroemia californica:
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