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Odontostomum hartwegii

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Family: TecophilaeaceaeView Description 

Common Name: TECOPHILAEA FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb; corm deep, outer coat fibrous. Stem: 1, erect, +- zigzag. Leaf: mostly basal, linear [to lanceolate], sheathing. Inflorescence: panicle, in smaller plants raceme; bracts scarious. Flower: perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, free or fused, often reflexed; stamens 6, fused to perianth parts, alternate 6 staminodes, anthers attached at base; ovary superior, chambers 3, style 1, stigma +- 3-lobed. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal. Seed: 3, brown.
Genera In Family: 9 genera: 23 species: western United States, Africa, Chile. Etymology: (Based on the genus Tecophilaea Bertero ex Colla, named for Tecophila Billotti, botanical artist and daughter of Italian botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla (1766--1848), credited with publishing the genus name)
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: OdontostomumView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (Greek: tooth mouth, from staminodes +- at top of perianth tube)

Odontostomum hartwegii Torr.
NATIVE
Habit: Corm 2.5--3 cm, +- ovoid. Stem: +- scapose, 12--50 cm, +- curved, generally branched. Leaf: 10--30 cm; upper reduced. Inflorescence: bracts 3--10 mm, linear; pedicel 3--30 mm, with scarious bractlet above middle. Flower: perianth parts fused below, petal-like, white to +- yellow, tube 4--5 mm, strongly veined, lobes +- = tube, spreading, reflexed in age, 3--7-veined; stamens 6, filaments 1--2 mm, staminodes 0.5--1 mm, anthers dehiscing by pores at tip; style 4--5 mm, thread-like. Seed: obovoid. Chromosomes: n=10.
Ecology: Clay, often serpentine soils; Elevation: < 600 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRI, CaR, n&c SNF. Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
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Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Odontostomum hartwegii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34887, accessed on February 14, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.


Odontostomum hartwegii
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© 2014 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Odontostomum hartwegii
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© 2010 Barry Breckling
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© 2004 Julie Kierstead Nelson
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© 2006 George W. Hartwell
Odontostomum hartwegii
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© 1995 Gary A. Monroe
Odontostomum hartwegii
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Geographic subdivisions for Odontostomum hartwegii:
KR, NCoRI, CaR, n&c SNF.
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