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Navarretia fossalis
SPREADING NAVARRETIA

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Family: PolemoniaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: PHLOX FAMILY
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine. Leaf: simple or compound, cauline (or most basal), alternate or opposite; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cymes, heads, clusters, or flower 1; bracts in involucres or not. Flower: sepals generally 5, fused at base, translucent membrane generally connecting lobes, torn by fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at >= 1 level, filaments of >= 1 length, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3. Fruit: capsule. Seed: 1--many, when wetted swelling or not, gelatinous or not.
Genera In Family: 26 genera, 314 species: America, northern Europe, northern Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox). Note: Leptodactylon moved to Linanthus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson, family description, key to genera
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: NavarretiaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: NAVARRETIA
Habit: Annual, generally prickly. Stem: prostrate to generally erect; branches ascending or spreading; glabrous to generally hairy, often glandular. Leaf: simple, alternate (lowermost opposite), entire to generally deeply pinnate-lobed. Inflorescence: generally head-like, bracts pinnate- to palmate-toothed or -lobed, spine-tipped (flower 1--2, pedicels elongate, bracts entire, not spine-tipped). Flower: calyx lobes 4--5, equal, entire or toothed, or unequal, spine-tipped; corolla lobes 4--5; stigmas 2 or 3. Fruit: generally ovoid, chambers 1--3; dehiscing when wetted, seeds adherent to fruit and each other, or generally dehiscing at maturity, seeds free. Seed: 1--many per fruit, brown, gelatinous when wet. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Species In Genus: +- 40 species: western North America, Argentina, Chile. Etymology: (F.F. Navarrete, Spanish physician, ?--1742) Note: Revised taxonomy, too late for full treatment in TJM2, includes Navarretia linearifolia (Howell) L.A. Johnson subsp. linearifolia, a +- cryptic segregate of Navarretia sinistra, and Navarretia linearifolia subsp. pinnatisecta (H. Mason & A.D. Grant) L.A. Johnson [Navarretia sinistra subsp. pinnatisecta] (Johnson & Cairns-Heath 2010 Syst Bot 35:618--628); Navarretia paradoxinota and Navarretia paradoxiclara, both new to science, and Navarretia propinqua [Navarretia intertexta subsp. propinqua] (Johnson et al. 2013 Phytotaxa 91:27--38). Relative positions of flower parts are as pressed, unless stated otherwise.
eFlora Treatment Author: Leigh A. Johnson

Navarretia fossalis Moran
NATIVE
Habit: Plant spreading, generally not prostrate, 1° axis generally 1, short. Stem: 1--15 cm, branches from base or below heads, spreading; sparsely hairy, hairs recurved. Leaf: subglabrous, pinnate-lobed; axis, lobes linear; lobes few, entire or forked. Inflorescence: 1--2 cm wide; flowers clustered; longest bracts generally < 2 × head, hairy below middle, membranous-winged at base, generally ciliate; bract lobes few, 2--4-branched. Flower: calyx tube hairy, +- glandular at base, narrower at base than membranes, lobes glabrous, membranes truncate, ciliate; corolla exserted, 4--7 mm, white, lobes linear, < 1 mm wide; stamens, style +- exserted, filament <= 1 mm; stigmas 2, minute. Fruit: chambers 2; translucent, dehiscing when wetted. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Vernal pools, ditches; Elevation: 30--1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCoRO (San Luis Obispo Co.), SW, DMoj (Los Angeles Co.); Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Leigh A. Johnson
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Citation for this treatment: Leigh A. Johnson 2016. Navarretia fossalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34450, accessed on May 31, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Navarretia fossalis:
s SCoRO (San Luis Obispo Co.), SW, DMoj (Los Angeles Co.);
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