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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Physaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Physaria chambersii Rollins
Habit: Cespitose with thick caudex, silvery-pubescent. Stem: generally decumbent, many, 5--15 cm. Leaf: basal 3--6 cm, obovate to round, entire or dentate; cauline 1--2 cm, 3--6 mm wide, entire, spoon-shaped, generally acute. Flower: sepals 5--8(9) mm; petals 9--12 mm, narrowly oblanceolate. Fruit: 1--1.5 cm, +- 2 cm wide, spectacle-shaped, greatly inflated into 2 bladdery, reniform halves, generally densely hairy, tip deeply notched; style (4)6--8 mm. Seed: generally 8. Chromosomes: 2n=8,10,16,24.
Ecology: Clay hillsides, sagebrush and pinyon/juniper areas, limestone gravel, dolomite ridges, steep banks; Elevation: 1500--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: n DMtns (Clark, Grapevine mtns); Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Utah, Arizona. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Physaria
Next taxon: Physaria cordiformis
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Physaria chambersii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38108, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.