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Pseudorontium cyathiferum
DEEP CANYON SNAPDRAGON

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Family: PlantaginaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: PLANTAIN FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub, some aquatic. Leaf: basal or cauline, alternate or opposite (whorled), simple, entire to dentate or lobed, venation generally pinnate; stipules 0. Inflorescence: raceme, spike, or flowers axillary in 1--few-flowered clusters; flowers few to many, each subtended by 1 bract. Flower: unisexual or bisexual, radial or bilateral; sepals 4--5, generally fused at base; corolla 4--5-lobed, scarious or not, persistent or not, generally 2-lipped, upper lip generally 2-lobed, lower generally 3-lobed, spur present or not, tube sac-like at base or not; stamens 2 or 4, alternate corolla lobes, epipetalous, staminode 0 or 1--2, anthers opening by 2 slits; ovary superior, [1]2--4-chambered, style 1, stigma lobes 0 or 2. Fruit: generally a capsule, septicidal, loculicidal, circumscissile, or dehiscing by terminal slits or pores.
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 2000 species: worldwide, especially temperate. Note: Veronicaceae sensu Olmstead et al. Recently treated to include Callitrichaceae, Hippuridaceae, and most non-parasitic California genera of Scrophulariaceae (except Buddleja, Limosella, Mimulus, Myoporum, Scrophularia, Verbascum). California Maurandya moved to Holmgrenanthe and Maurandella. Limnophila ×ludoviciana Thieret an occasional agricultural weed in rice fields. Hebe ×franciscana (Eastw.) Souster, Hebe speciosa (R. Cunn.) Andersen only cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: PseudorontiumView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (false Orontium, a sect. of Antirrhinum).
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin

Pseudorontium cyathiferum (Benth.) Rothm.
NATIVE
Habit: Annual, herbage glandular-sticky-hairy. Stem: erect, self-supporting, 1--70 cm, coarsely much-branched throughout. Leaf: proximal-most opposite, most alternate; petiole 2--21 mm; blade 2.5--40 mm, gradually reduced distally on stem, ovate, tip obtuse to acute; veins pinnate. Inflorescence: flowers 1 per leaf axil, all opening; pedicels 1--3 mm in flower, 2--6 mm and bending down in fruit, subtending branchlets 0. Flower: calyx lobes 4--5 mm, equal; corolla 8--9 mm, cream and purple, veins purple, tube +- not extended at base, lower lip swollen, +- closing throat; stamens 4, included, staminode 0; style included, slightly curved upward, sparsely glandular-puberulent proximally, stigma inconspicuous. Fruit: spreading or pendant at maturity, +- spheric, sparsely glandular-puberulent distally; chambers equal, opening by irregular bursting near tip. Seed: many; wing large, cup-shaped. Chromosomes: n=13.
Ecology: Washes, rocky slopes; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: w DSon (Deep Canyon, Riverside Co.); Distribution Outside California: southern Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Jan--Apr
Synonyms: Antirrhinum cyathiferum Benth.
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin
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Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin 2016. Pseudorontium cyathiferum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40056, accessed on May 02, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 02, 2016.


Pseudorontium cyathiferum
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© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Pseudorontium cyathiferum
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Pseudorontium cyathiferum
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© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Pseudorontium cyathiferum
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© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Pseudorontium cyathiferum
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Pseudorontium cyathiferum
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© 2011 Aaron Schusteff

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Geographic subdivisions for Pseudorontium cyathiferum:
w DSon (Deep Canyon, Riverside Co.);
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