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Navarretia mellita


Higher Taxonomy
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, except as noted
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
Reference: Porter & Johnson 2000 Aliso 19:55--91
Unabridged Reference: Porter 1996 Aliso 15:57--77; Spencer & Porter 1997 Syst Bot 22:649--668
Navarretia mellita Greene
NATIVE
Habit: Plant erect, 1° axes 1--several; odor strong but not skunk-like. Stem: 5--20 cm, branches generally many, ascending; glandular-hairy. Leaf: basal pinnate-lobed, axis, lobes linear; cauline axis shorter, wider. Inflorescence: outer bracts palmate, base expanded, middle lobe ovate, acuminate, > head, lateral lobes linear to lanceolate, forked abaxially. Flower: corolla 5--7 mm, = calyx, throat white, lobes light blue; stamens attached in tube, included; style included, stigmas 3. Fruit: dehiscing tip to base.
Ecology: Open, wet, sandy or gravelly areas, chaparral; Elevation: 90--1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoR, c SNF (Tuolumne Co.), n SNF (Calaveras Co.), SnFrB, SCoR, WTR. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Jepson eFlora Author: Leigh A. Johnson
Reference: Porter & Johnson 2000 Aliso 19:55--91
Unabridged Reference: Porter 1996 Aliso 15:57--77; Spencer & Porter 1997 Syst Bot 22:649--668
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Citation for this treatment: Leigh A. Johnson 2013, Navarretia mellita, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 1, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=34465, accessed on August 21, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on August 21, 2019.

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NCoR, c SNF (Tuolumne Co.), n SNF (Calaveras Co.), SnFrB, SCoR, WTR.
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