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|Family: Loasaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Petalonyx||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Petalonyx nitidus S. Watson
Habit: Plant 15--45 cm. Leaf: 15--40 mm, generally ovate, widely tapered to base, acute to acuminate, serrate to sparsely dentate. Inflorescence: 3--4.5 cm; outer bract 5--13 mm, narrowly ovate; inner bracts 1--5 mm, elliptic to ovate, truncate, crenate; pedicels 1--2 mm. Flower: petals 5--11 mm, cream, upper 1/4 of claws adherent; stamens 7--14 mm, well exserted; style 8--15 mm.
Ecology: Sandy washes or rocky canyons, creosote-bush scrub, Joshua-tree woodland, pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 725--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: W&I, DMtns, w DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah, northwestern Arizona. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Larry Hufford & Barry Prigge
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Petalonyx linearis
Next taxon: Petalonyx thurberi
Citation for this treatment: Larry Hufford & Barry Prigge 2016. Petalonyx nitidus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37312, accessed on July 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.