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|Family: Campanulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Nemacladus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Nemacladus rigidus Curran
Habit: Spreading to decumbent, 2--4(9) cm, branched from base. Stem: spreading, stout; base shiny, purple. Leaf: 5--10 mm, elliptic to oblanceolate, fleshy, entire to scalloped, hairy, narrowed to wide petiole. Inflorescence: axis strongly zigzag; bracts 2--3 mm, widely elliptic, spreading or reflexed; pedicels 5--12 mm, 0.2 mm diam, spreading, straight, in age curved. Flower: not inverted; hypanthium 1 mm; 2 adaxial, middle abaxial sepals linear-elliptic, 0.7 mm, 2 flanking abaxial sepals widely triangular, 1.4 mm; corolla divided to base, 2-lipped, white, 3 adaxial lobes erect, 0.2--0.4 mm, ovate, glabrous, veins and tips maroon, 2 abaxial 0.4--0.5 mm, oblong, acute; filaments declined, 1.2--1.6 mm, tip +- curved, glabrous, appendage pad near base of filaments, cells wide, blunt, anthers 0.2--0.3 mm; ovary +- inferior in fruit. Fruit: 3--4 mm, base oblique, tip pointed. Seed: 0.6--0.7 mm, elliptic, with wide zigzag ridges alternate pitted rows.
Ecology: Bare soil, sand; Elevation: 200--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: GB; Distribution Outside California: eastern Oregon, Idaho, Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy R. Morin
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Nemacladus ramosissimus
Next taxon: Nemacladus rubescens
Citation for this treatment: Nancy R. Morin 2016. Nemacladus rigidus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34511, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.