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Linanthus bigelovii

Higher Taxonomy
Family: PolemoniaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: PHLOX FAMILY
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine. Leaf: simple or compound, cauline (or most basal), alternate or opposite; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cymes, heads, clusters, or flower 1; bracts in involucres or not. Flower: sepals generally 5, fused at base, translucent membrane generally connecting lobes, torn by fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at >= 1 level, filaments of >= 1 length, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3. Fruit: capsule. Seed: 1--many, when wetted swelling or not, gelatinous or not.
Genera In Family: 26 genera, 314 species: America, northern Europe, northern Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox). Note: Leptodactylon moved to Linanthus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson, family description, key to genera
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: LinanthusView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual, perennial herb, subshrub. Stem: generally erect, generally branched from base. Leaf: cauline, alternate or opposite, entire or lobes 3--9, pinnate or palmate, linear to narrow-lanceolate or spoon-shaped. Inflorescence: open or dense clusters or cyme or flower 1; bracts leaf-like; flowers sessile or not. Flower: corolla funnel-shaped, salverform, or bell-shaped; stamens attached at 1 level, included or exserted, pollen yellow. Fruit: capsule, valves 3(4). Seed: generally many, when wet gelatinous to not.
Species In Genus: 25 species: western North America. Etymology: (Greek: flax flower) Note: Other taxa in TJM (1993) moved to Leptosiphon. Linanthus bernardinus described since TJM2 (Fraga & Bell 2012 Aliso 30: 97--102).
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson & J. Mark Porter

Linanthus bigelovii (A. Gray) Greene
NATIVE
Habit: Annual, glabrous. Stem: erect, 5--20 cm. Leaf: simple, 10--30 mm, linear. Inflorescence: cyme. Flower: open evening; calyx 8--12 mm, glabrous adaxially, membrane much wider than lobes; corolla funnel-shaped, tube 4--5 mm, lobes 7--8 mm, cream or white with light purple shading on abaxial margins; stamens attached in upper tube. Fruit: < calyx, cylindric. Seed: 9--28, swelling, +- gelatinous when wet. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Deserts, dry areas; Elevation: generally < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: se SnFrB, SCoRI, WTR, SnGb (e edge), SnBr (e edge), SNE exc W&I, PR, D. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson & J. Mark Porter
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Citation for this treatment: Robert Patterson & J. Mark Porter 2016. Linanthus bigelovii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31044, accessed on May 05, 2016.

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


Linanthus bigelovii
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Linanthus bigelovii
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© 2006 James M. Andre

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Geographic subdivisions for Linanthus bigelovii:
se SnFrB, SCoRI, WTR, SnGb (e edge), SnBr (e edge), SNE exc W&I, PR, D.
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