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|Family: Loasaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentzelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentzelia lindleyi Torr. & A. Gray
Habit: Annual 10--70 cm. Stem: erect, hairy. Leaf: 2--17 cm, generally deeply lobed. Inflorescence: bracts lanceolate to ovate, toothed or lobed, green. Flower: sepals 9--19 mm; petals 20--40 mm, (12)16--33 mm wide, yellow, base orange; stamens 20--30 mm, outer > inner; style 15--24 mm. Fruit: generally erect to curved < 90°, 25--40 mm, 4--5 mm wide, obconic. Seed: 1--2.5 mm, irregularly rounded to winged, tan, dark-mottled or not, seed coat cells minute, domed. Chromosomes: 2n=36.
Ecology: Rocky, open slopes, coastal-sage scrub, oak/pine woodland; Elevation: < 1350 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, e SnFrB, n SCoRI. Flowering Time: May--Jun Note: Waif populations occur outside native range. Intergrades with Mentzelia crocea.
eFlora Treatment Author: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mentzelia laevicaulis
Next taxon: Mentzelia longiloba
Citation for this treatment: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge 2017. Mentzelia lindleyi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33255, accessed on January 18, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 18, 2017.