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|Family: Plumbaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plumbago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plumbago auriculata Lam.
Habit: Evergreen shrub. Stem: erect to trailing or climbing, diffuse-branched, to 3+ m, glabrous or hairy on new stems. Leaf: generally sessile (short-petioled); blade 2.5--9 cm, 0.5--2.5 cm wide, base generally long-tapered (clasping). Inflorescence: 2.5--3 cm, peduncle short-soft-hairy, glands 0. Flower: heterostylous; calyx 10--13 mm, short-soft-hairy, glandular; corolla pale blue, 37--53 mm, tube 28--40 mm, lobes 10--16 mm, 6--15 mm wide; styles 3. Fruit: 8 mm. Seed: 7 mm, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=14+0--1B.
Ecology: Streambeds, canyons in coastal scrub; Elevation: < 150 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to South Africa. Flowering Time: All year Note: Ornamental, occasional escape from cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plumbago
Next taxon: Polemoniaceae
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Plumbago auriculata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38740, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.