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|Family: Saxifragaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Micranthes||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Micranthes odontoloma (Piper) A. Heller
Habit: Plants 20--50 cm; caudex producing rhizomes; bulblets 0. Leaf: 4--40 cm; petiole 2--30 cm, base generally +- expanded, sheathing, membranous; blade +- round, base cordate to reniform, teeth coarse, sharp. Inflorescence: open. Flower: sepals reflexed, generally +- = petals, ovate to elliptic; petals 3--4.5 mm, round to elliptic, 2-spotted, ephemeral; filaments club-shaped; nectaries band-like; pistil 1, ovary superior, placentas proximally axile and distally marginal in ovary lobes. Fruit: capsule, follicle-like. Chromosomes: 2n=48.
Ecology: Wet meadows, ledges; Elevation: > 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, SnBr; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug Note: Can be confused with Saxifraga mertensiana Bong., which has 2° leaf teeth and often reduced cauline leaves present.
Synonyms: Saxifraga odontoloma Piper
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Micranthes nidifica
Next taxon: Micranthes oregana
Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park 2017. Micranthes odontoloma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=33445, accessed on March 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 26, 2017.