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Sibbaldia procumbens

Higher Taxonomy
Family: RosaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: ROSE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to tree, glandular or not. Leaf: simple to palmately or pinnately compound, generally alternate; stipules free to fused (0), persistent to deciduous. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, cluster, or flowers 1; bractlets on pedicel ("pedicel bractlets") generally 0--3(many), subtended by bract or generally not. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium free or fused to ovary, saucer- to funnel-shaped, subtending bractlets ("hypanthium bractlets") 0--5, alternate sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, free; stamens (0,1)5--many, anther pollen sacs generally 2; pistils (0)1--many, simple or compound, ovary superior to inferior, styles 1--5. Fruit: 1--many per flower, achene (fleshy-coated or not), follicle, drupe, or pome with generally papery core, occasionally drupe-like with 1--5 stones. Seed: generally 1--5 (per fruit, not per flower).
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 3000 species: worldwide, especially temperate; many cultivated for ornamental, fruit, especially Cotoneaster, Fragaria, Malus, Prunus, Pyracantha, Rosa, Rubus. Note: Number of teeth is per leaf or leaflet, not per side of leaf or leaflet, except in Drymocallis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Daniel Potter, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Daniel Potter, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: SibbaldiaView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb, low, +- matted; caudex branched. Leaf: generally basal, generally 1-ternately compound. Inflorescence: cyme; pedicel bractlets 0. Flower: hypanthium shallow, bractlets generally 5; stamens [4]5[10], pollen sac 1, +- horseshoe-shaped; pistils few to many, ovaries superior, styles slender, attached near middle of fruit. Fruit: achene.
Species In Genus: 6 species: northern hemisphere. Etymology: (R. Sibbald, Scottish naturalist, physician, 1641--1722)
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter

Sibbaldia procumbens L.
Habit: Plant hairs appressed, generally +- sparse. Stem: 2--15 cm, +- spreading. Leaf: petiole 1--7 cm; leaflets 5--25 mm, +- wedge-shaped, teeth generally 3, at tip. Inflorescence: pedicels generally 3--10 mm, straight. Flower: hypanthium bractlets linear, < sepals; sepals 2--4 mm, triangular; petals +- 1 mm, widely oblanceolate, yellow; stamens 5. Fruit: +- 1 mm, smooth, brown, often retained in disintegrating flower. Chromosomes: n=7.
Ecology: Moist rocky areas; Elevation: 1820--3700 m (lowest in n). Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SNH, SnBr, Wrn, SNE; Distribution Outside California: to northeastern North America, arctic; Mexico, Eurasia. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter
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Citation for this treatment: Barbara Ertter 2016. Sibbaldia procumbens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 03, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 03, 2016.

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Geographic subdivisions for Sibbaldia procumbens:
KR, CaRH, SNH, SnBr, Wrn, SNE;
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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