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|Family: Solanaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oryctes||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oryctes nevadensis S. Watson
Habit: Annual 5--20 cm, branched from slender taproot, leafy, sticky; some hairs scale-like. Leaf: 1--3 cm, linear to ovate, entire to shallowly lobed, +- wavy; petiole 5--10 mm, narrowly winged. Inflorescence: umbels in axils, few-flowered. Flower: calyx 2--3 mm, < 10 mm in fruit, lobes < tube; corolla 5--8 mm, narrowly urn-shaped, +- purple, lobes small; stamens +- unequal, attached at tube base, some +- exserted; style +- <= stamens. Fruit: capsule, 2-valved, 6--7 mm wide, spheric. Seed: 10--15, round, flat; body 2 mm wide; wing 0.5 mm wide.
Ecology: Sandy soils, dunes; Elevation: 1200--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNE (Inyo Co.); Distribution Outside California: western Nevada. Flowering Time: May Note: Seriously threatened by grazing.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Oryctes
Next taxon: Petunia
Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2016. Oryctes nevadensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35530, accessed on September 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 30, 2016.