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|Family: Zygophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Zygophyllum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Zygophyllum fabago L.
Stem: erect, glabrous, < 1 m. Leaf: leaflets < 4.5 cm, 3 cm wide, obliquely ovate; awn between leaflets 1 mm, +- persistent. Flower: 6--7 mm; sepals +- = petals; stamens exserted, appendages < stamens, +- linear, divided at tip. Fruit: 25--35 mm, oblong-cylindric; style persistent, thread-like, < 7 mm; pedicel reflexed.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoRO, SnJV, D; Distribution Outside California: to Kansas, Texas, also in New York, Pennsylvania, native to Mediterranean, central Asia. Flowering Time: Summer Note: Forms large colonies; flower buds have been used in place of capers.
Synonyms: Zygophyllum fabago var. brachycarpum Boiss.
eFlora Treatment Author: Duncan M. Porter
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Zygophyllum
Next taxon: Agavaceae
Citation for this treatment: Duncan M. Porter 2016. Zygophyllum fabago, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48962, accessed on December 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 05, 2016.