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|Genus: Sarcodes||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sarcodes sanguinea Torr.
Habit: Perennial herb, non-green, +- red, fleshy, glandular-hairy; roots thick, brittle. Stem: 0. Leaf: 0. Inflorescence: raceme, generally 1.5--3 dm, stout, bright red to orange-red, emerging from ground erect, persistent after seed dispersal; axis generally > 1 cm just below lowest flower; bracts < 8 cm, margins long-ciliate; bractlets 0. Flower: sepals 5, free; corolla urn-shaped, petals 5, +- 3/4 fused, 12--18 mm, red; stamens 10, anthers < 4 mm, dehiscing by short separate slits, unawned; nectaries +- visible at ovary base; ovary superior, chambers 5, placentas axile, style < 8 mm, stigma 2--3 mm wide, head-like. Fruit: capsule, < 2.5 cm wide, indehiscent, brittle. Seed: many per chamber, < 1 mm wide, ovate, unwinged. Chromosomes: 2n=64.
Ecology: Conifer or mixed forest; Elevation: 700--3100 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, SCoRO, TR, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon, Nevada, northern Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
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Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Sarcodes sanguinea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43234, accessed on July 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.