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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Phacelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Phacelia calthifolia Brand
Habit: Annual 10--30 cm, fleshy, +- brittle, aromatic. Stem: spreading to erect, few-branched, short-stiff-glandular-hairy; glands dark. Leaf: 10--35 mm, +- basal; blade +- = petiole, +- round, entire to crenate, base lobed. Inflorescence: generally exceeding leaves. Flower: calyx lobes 2--3 mm, 3--5 mm in fruit, +- linear, short-stiff-glandular-hairy; corolla 8--12 mm, funnel- to bell-shaped, violet to purple, scales fused to filament bases, lanceolate to ovate; stamens 5--6 mm, +- unequal, generally puberulent, filaments, pollen purple; style 5--6 mm, cleft 1/2--3/4. Fruit: 4--5 mm, +- spheric, sparsely glandular-puberulent. Seed: 30--50, 1--1.5 mm; cross-furrows generally 5--8, shallow. Chromosomes: n=11,12.
Ecology: Sandy soils, generally in creosote-bush scrub; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: DMoj; Distribution Outside California: western Nevada. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Phacelia californica
Next taxon: Phacelia campanularia
Citation for this treatment: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen 2016. Phacelia calthifolia, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37427, accessed on October 22, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 22, 2016.