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Luetkea pectinata

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Family: RosaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: ROSE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to tree, glandular or not. Leaf: simple to palmately or pinnately compound, generally alternate; stipules free to fused (0), persistent to deciduous. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, cluster, or flowers 1; bractlets on pedicel ("pedicel bractlets") generally 0--3(many), subtended by bract or generally not. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium free or fused to ovary, saucer- to funnel-shaped, subtending bractlets ("hypanthium bractlets") 0--5, alternate sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, free; stamens (0,1)5--many, anther pollen sacs generally 2; pistils (0)1--many, simple or compound, ovary superior to inferior, styles 1--5. Fruit: 1--many per flower, achene (fleshy-coated or not), follicle, drupe, or pome with generally papery core, occasionally drupe-like with 1--5 stones. Seed: generally 1--5 (per fruit, not per flower).
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 3000 species: worldwide, especially temperate; many cultivated for ornamental, fruit, especially Cotoneaster, Fragaria, Malus, Prunus, Pyracantha, Rosa, Rubus. Note: Number of teeth is per leaf or leaflet, not per side of leaf or leaflet, except in Drymocallis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Daniel Potter, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Daniel Potter, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: LuetkeaView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (Count F.P. Lütke, Russian sea captain, 1797--1882)
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Thomas J. Rosatti

Luetkea pectinata (Pursh) Kuntze
NATIVE
Habit: Subshrub 5--25 cm, +- prostrate or long-trailing to decumbent; not glandular. Leaf: +- 2-ternately dissected, +- sessile, stipules 0; leaf 5--15 mm; segments linear, generally acute, ribbed abaxially, grooved adaxially. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, 1--10 cm, narrow; bracts ternately dissected; pedicel bractlets 0. Flower: hypanthium hemispheric, bractlets 0; sepals +- 2 mm, ovate; petals +- 3 mm, +- obovate, white; stamens +- 20; ovaries 4--6, free, superior. Fruit: follicles 4--6, +- 4 mm, leathery, sparsely hairy, dehiscent along both sutures. Seed: > 1, +- fusiform, flat, smooth.
Ecology: Moist slopes, often near snow, conifer forest; Elevation: 1800--2800 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Thomas J. Rosatti
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Citation for this treatment: Daniel Potter & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Luetkea pectinata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31669, accessed on May 06, 2016.

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


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Geographic subdivisions for Luetkea pectinata:
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