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Kelloggia galioides

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Family: RubiaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: MADDER FAMILY
Habit: Annual to tree, vine. Leaf: generally opposite (whorled), entire; stipules generally fused to stem, adjacent pairs occasionally fused, or occasionally leaf-like and appearing like whorled leaves. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, spike, cluster, or flower 1, generally terminal and +- axillary. Flower: generally bisexual; calyx +- 4(5)-lobed, occasionally 0 (Galium, Crucianella) or 6 (Sherardia); corolla generally radial, 4(5)-lobed; stamens epipetalous, alternate corolla lobes, generally included; ovary generally inferior, chambers generally 2 or 4, style 1(2). Fruit: drupe, berry, or 2 or 4 nutlets [capsule].
Genera In Family: +- 500 genera, 6000 species: worldwide, especially tropics; many cultivated, including Coffea, coffee; Cinchona, quinine; many ornamental. Note: Diodia teres Walter doubtfully in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Lauramay T. Dempster, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: KelloggiaView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb from thin rhizome. Leaf: opposite; stipules +- scale-like, base fused. Inflorescence: cyme, terminal, open, flowers few, pedicel long, slender. Flower: calyx 4--5-lobed; corolla funnel-shaped, 4--5-lobed; styles 2, fused proximally. Fruit: nutlets 2, wider distally.
Species In Genus: 2 species: western North America, China. Etymology: (Albert Kellogg, pioneer California botanist, 1813--1887)

Kelloggia galioides Torr.
NATIVE
Stem: erect, 15--40 cm, +- 4-angled. Leaf: 19--38 mm, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, occasionally with smaller axillary leaves. Flower: calyx inconspicuous; corolla pink or white, tube slender, throat short, lobes lanceolate. Fruit: hairs hooked.
Ecology: +- open places in conifer forest; Elevation: 700--3110 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, SnBr, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Lauramay T. Dempster
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Lauramay T. Dempster 2016. Kelloggia galioides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29890, accessed on December 08, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 08, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Kelloggia galioides:
KR, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, SnBr, PR, MP;
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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