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|Family: Campanulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Porterella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Porterella carnosula (Hook. & Arn.) Torr.
Habit: Annual, 2--30 cm, emergent or terrestrial, glabrous. Stem: erect, branches from base or 0. Leaf: cauline, sessile; blade (5)12--15 mm, (1)3--5 mm wide, narrowly ovate (aerial) to narrowly triangular (submersed), entire or few-toothed. Inflorescence: raceme; bract 1 per flower, leaf-like, ascending; pedicels in fruit 1--3 cm. Flower: inverted, fragrant; hypanthium 1--2.5 mm; sepals >= fruit, narrowly triangular; corolla >> calyx, blue, with a symmetric yellow spot on lower lip, tube entire, 4--5 mm, cylindric, strongly 2-lipped, adaxial lobes 2, 1--2 mm, narrowly triangular, erect, abaxial lip with 2 low ridges, 3--8 mm, +- round, spreading; stamens fused, anthers +- 2 mm, tufted, 2 short anthers also with horn-like appendage +- 0.5 mm; ovary 2-chambered, stigma cup- or plate-like, papillate. Fruit: 5--10 mm, narrowly obconic to cylindric, valvate; top acute, +- pointed, or rounded. Seed: 1 mm, smooth except finely striate. Chromosomes: n=12.
Ecology: Moist, grassy roadsides, lake and pond edges; Elevation: 1300--3500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRH, SNH, GB; Distribution Outside California: to Wyoming, Arizona. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy R. Morin
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Porterella
Next taxon: Triodanis
Citation for this treatment: Nancy R. Morin 2016. Porterella carnosula, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39520, 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.