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|Family: Loasaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Petalonyx||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Petalonyx linearis Greene
Habit: Plant 15--100 cm. Leaf: generally sessile, 10--25 mm, linear to narrowly (ob)lanceolate, obtuse to acute, entire to irregularly toothed. Inflorescence: 4--10 cm; outer bract 5--8 mm, ovate to +- round; inner bracts 3--4 mm, ovate, +- cordate, acute to notched, lobed; pedicels 1--2 mm. Flower: petals 2--5.5 mm, free, white; stamens 3--7 mm, +- exserted; style +- 3--6 mm.
Ecology: Sandy or rocky canyons, generally in creosote-bush scrub; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: se DMoj, DSon; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Larry Hufford & Barry Prigge
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Petalonyx
Next taxon: Petalonyx nitidus
Citation for this treatment: Larry Hufford & Barry Prigge 2016. Petalonyx linearis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37311, accessed on October 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 26, 2016.