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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Spermolepis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Spermolepis echinata (DC.) A. Heller
Habit: Plant low, spreading, 5--40 cm. Leaf: ovate; petiole 3--20 mm; blade 7--25 mm wide, segments 2--18 mm, thread-like. Inflorescence: peduncles 1--5 cm; bractlets few, thread-like to linear, entire or toothed; rays 5--14, 1--15 mm, generally +- ascending, unequal; pedicels generally < 7 mm, those of central flower of 2° umbels generally 0. Fruit: 1.5--2 mm wide; ribs prominent, short-bristly. Chromosomes: 2n=16,20.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, sandy flats; Elevation: 60--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon (Borrego Valley); Distribution Outside California: to southeastern United States, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Spermolepis
Next taxon: Sphenosciadium
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Spermolepis echinata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45124, accessed on October 21, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 21, 2016.