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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lewisia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lewisia cotyledon (S. Watson) B.L. Rob.
Leaf: many, rosetted, 3--14 cm, ovate or spoon-shaped, fleshy, entire or not, tapered to base, tip rounded. Inflorescence: stems generally 1--6, 10--30 cm, each with a +- flat-topped, 12--many-flowered cyme, +- umbel, or panicle; flowers exserted from leaves; bracts at each flower node, gland-toothed; pedicels generally < flowers. Flower: sepals 2, +- 1/3 × corolla, round or truncate, margin gland-toothed; petals 5--13, (8)10--20 mm, oblanceolate or obovate, generally pink-purple with pale and darker stripes, less often white, cream with pink-orange stripes, yellow, or orange, tip +- notched; stamens 5--12; stigmas 2--4. Fruit: 3--5 mm. Seed: 4--15, 1.5 mm. Chromosomes: n=14.
Note: Hybrids with Lewisia leeana are Lewisia ×whiteae.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Lauramay T. Dempster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lewisia congdonii
Next taxon: Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Lauramay T. Dempster 2016. Lewisia cotyledon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30829, accessed on May 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 03, 2016.