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Legenere limosa
LEGENERE

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Family: CampanulaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: BELLFLOWER FAMILY
Habit: Annual to perennial herb [tree]. Leaf: generally cauline, generally simple, generally alternate, petioled or not; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, raceme, spike, or flowers 1; terminal or in axils of leaf-like or reduced bracts. Flower: bisexual, cleistogamous or open, radial or bilateral, inverted (pedicel twisted 180°) or not; hypanthium generally present, +- fused to ovary; sepals generally 5; corolla radial to 2-lipped, petals generally fused, tube deeply divided on 1 side or not, lobes generally 5; stamens 5, free or +- fused (anthers, filaments fused into tube or filaments fused above middle); ovary inferior or 1/2 inferior (superior in fruit), chambers 1--3, placentas axile or parietal, ovules many, style generally 1, 2--5-branched. Fruit: generally capsule, open on sides or top by pores or short valves. Seed: many.
Genera In Family: +- 90 genera, +- 2500 species: worldwide. Note: Some cultivated for ornamental (Campanula, Jasione, Lobelia). Subfamilies sometimes treated as families. Positions of flower parts given after flowering inversion, if any. Parishella moved to Nemacladus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy R. Morin, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: LegenereView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (Anagram of E.L. Greene, American botanist, 1843--1915)

Legenere limosa (Greene) McVaugh
NATIVE
Habit: Annual, emergent or terrestrial, glabrous. Stem: reclining, 10--30 cm; lateral branches erect, slender, stiff, fleshy or not. Leaf: cauline, narrowly triangular, entire, sessile, early-deciduous. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal; axis +- zigzag; bract 1 per flower, 6--12 mm, ovate, leaf-like, spreading; pedicels 6--20 mm in fruit. Flower: not inverted; sepals 1/6--1/4 ovary, triangular; corolla white, 0 in lower flowers or not, tube +- 1.5 mm, cylindric, split abaxially +- to base, 2-lipped, 2 abaxial lobes +- 2 mm, narrow, erect, 3 adaxial lobes +- 2 mm, obovate; stamens fused into tube, anthers 0.5--1 mm, free in age or not, 2 shorter minutely appendaged; ovary inferior, +- 3.5 mm, narrowly obconic, stigma head-like, smooth. Fruit: 6--10 mm, 1--2 mm diam, +- > hypanthium, cylindric, top rounded, chamber 1; open at top. Seed: 1 mm, elliptic, shiny, chestnut-brown.
Ecology: Wet areas, vernal pools, ponds; Elevation: < 950 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoR, s ScV, n SnJV, SnFrB (Santa Cruz Mtns, Mount Hamilton Range). Flowering Time: May--Jun
Synonyms: Howellia limosa Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy R. Morin
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Citation for this treatment: Nancy R. Morin 2016. Legenere limosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30433, accessed on February 05, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 05, 2016.


Legenere limosa
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Legenere limosa
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Geographic subdivisions for Legenere limosa:
s NCoR, s ScV, n SnJV, SnFrB (Santa Cruz Mtns, Mount Hamilton Range).
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