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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Olneya||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Olneya tesota A. Gray
Habit: Shrub, tree, generally armed, canescent. Leaf: even-1-pinnate, alternate or clustered; stipular spines breaking off, leaving scar, occasionally 0; leaflets 8--21, +- opposite, obovate or elliptic, thick; axis extending beyond leaflets, pointed. Inflorescence: raceme, axillary, 2--many-flowered. Flower: corolla 10--14 mm, wings purple-pink suffused with white, banner, keel yellow-white to pink or purple; 9 filaments fused, 1 free. Fruit: slowly dehiscent, oblong or elliptic, plump, generally narrowed between seeds, persistent. Seed: 1--3. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Often abundant in washes; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: PR, DSon; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Matt Lavin & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Olneya
Next taxon: Onobrychis
Citation for this treatment: Matt Lavin & Duane Isely 2016. Olneya tesota, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35105, accessed on October 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 24, 2016.