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|Family: Orobanchaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Orthocarpus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Orthocarpus bracteosus Benth.
Habit: Plant 10--40 cm, minutely scabrous, glandular-puberulent, generally becoming +- purple-tinged. Stem: generally simple, slender. Leaf: 15--35 mm, +- linear; proximal entire; distal 3-lobed to middle. Inflorescence: 3--20 cm, densely puberulent; bracts grading into distal leaves, 10--20 mm, +- ovate, green or distal occasionally becoming purple-tinged, 2 lateral lobes proximal to middle, central lobe +- lanceolate, 3--5 mm wide. Flower: calyx 6--10 mm, divided 1/2 abaxially and on sides, 2/3 adaxially; corolla generally 12--20 mm, white to +- purple, exserted, lips +- equal, beak 4--6 mm, beak tip strongly hooked, glabrous, lower lip deeply pouched, teeth 0; stigma barely exserted. Fruit: 5--7 mm. Seed: light brown. Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: Moist meadows; Elevation: 500--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR, n SNH (Plumas Co.), MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, T.I. Chuang & Lawrence R. Heckard
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Previous taxon: Orthocarpus
Next taxon: Orthocarpus cuspidatus
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax, T.I. Chuang & Lawrence R. Heckard 2016. Orthocarpus bracteosus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35514, accessed on May 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 02, 2016.