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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lyrocarpa||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lyrocarpa coulteri Hook. & Harv.
Habit: Perennial herb or subshrub. Stem: (2)3--9(11) dm, straw-colored, woody proximally. Leaf: petiole 0.5--2.5(4) cm; blade (1)2--9(12) cm, (0.5)1--5(7) cm wide, lanceolate to ovate; distal less divided, dentate to wavy. Flower: sepals (6)8--10(11) mm; petals (1.3)1.6--2.5 cm, 1--3 mm wide, claw 7--12 mm. Fruit: (0.8)1--2.5 cm, (0.8)1--1.6 cm wide, obcordate, base obtuse, tip notched to truncate; valves hairy; style 0--0.5 mm; stigma lobes spreading; pedicel ascending to spreading (reflexed), 2--7(11) mm. Seed: 6--16, 2--3 mm wide, round. Chromosomes: 2n=36,42.
Ecology: Dry slopes, gravelly flats, washes, sandy plains, ravines, granite hillsides; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: Sep--Apr Note: Fruit shape extremely variable.
Synonyms: Lyrocarpa coulteri var. coulteri; Lyrocarpa coulteri var. palmeri (S. Watson) Rollins
Unabridged Note: Lyrocarpa coulteri var. palmeri is based on minor differences of continuous characters such as fruit shape, seed number.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Lyrocarpa
Next taxon: Matthiola
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Lyrocarpa coulteri, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=32346, accessed on March 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 25, 2017.