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|Family: Loasaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentzelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentzelia inyoensis H.J. Thomps. & Prigge
Habit: Perennial herb 15--40 cm. Stem: erect, hairy. Leaf: 3--11 cm, 4--20 mm wide, toothed to lobed, lower oblanceolate to elliptic, upper lanceolate. Inflorescence: bracts generally linear, entire, occasionally 2-lobed at base, green. Flower: sepals 4--12 mm; petals 11--18 mm, 2--4 mm wide, yellow, tip acute; stamens 5--15 mm, filaments of 5 outermost 10--15 mm, 1--1.5 mm wide, linear, with anthers; style 10--13 mm. Fruit: erect, 11--25 mm, 6--8 mm wide, cylindric. Seed: 2--3 mm, +- 2 mm wide, lenticular, winged, white to +- gray-white. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, canyons, washes, clay hills; Elevation: 1100--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: W&I (White Mtns); Distribution Outside California: western Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge
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Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Mentzelia involucrata
Next taxon: Mentzelia jonesii
Citation for this treatment: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge 2016. Mentzelia inyoensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33246, accessed on August 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 26, 2016.