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Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi
PARRY'S SPINEFLOWER

Higher Taxonomy
Family: PolygonaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: BUCKWHEAT FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub [tree]. Stem: nodes swollen or not. Leaf: simple, basal or cauline, generally alternate; ocreae present or 0, generally scarious, persistent or not. Inflorescence: flower clusters in axillary to terminal cyme-, panicle-, raceme-, spike-, umbel- or head-like arrangements, entire inflorescence or main inflorescence branches generally subtended by bracts ("inflorescence bracts"); peduncles present or 0; flower clusters in Eriogoneae-Eriogonoideae subtended by involucre of >= 1 free or +- fused, sometimes awn-tipped bracts ("involucre bracts") or, in Polygonoideae and rarely in Eriogonoideae, not (if bracts completely fused, involucre "tubular"); pedicels in Eriogoneae each often subtended by 2 free, transparent, linear bractlets or in Polygonoideae all subtended by 2+ fused, membranous, wide bractlets. Flower: generally bisexual, small, 1--200 per node; perianth parts 2--6, generally in 2 whorls, free or basally fused, generally petal-like, often +- concave adaxially, often darker at midvein, often turning +- red or +- brown in age; stamens [1]3 or 6--9 in 2 whorls; ovary superior, 1-chambered, ovule 1, styles 1--3. Fruit: achenes, included in or exserted from perianth, generally 3-angled, ovoid or elliptic, generally glabrous.
Genera In Family: 48 genera, +- 1200 species: worldwide, especially northern temperate; some cultivated for food (Coccoloba, sea-grape; Fagopyrum, Rheum, Rumex) or ornamental (Antigonon, lovechain; Coccoloba; Muehlenbeckia; Persicaria; Polygonum), a few timbered (Coccoloba; Triplaris). Several (Emex; Fallopia; Persicaria; Polygonum; Rumex) are weeds. Note: Treatment of genera in Eriogonoideae based on monographic work of James L. Reveal. Involucre number throughout is number (1--many) per ultimate grouping, at tips of ultimate branches; flower number is per flower cluster or involucre, unless otherwise stated. Fagopyrum esculentum Moench not naturalized, considered an historical waif (or garden weed +- presently), therefore not treated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea, except as noted
Genus: ChorizantheView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: SPINEFLOWER
Habit: Annual [perennial herb], prostrate to erect, generally hairy. Leaf: basal or cauline, alternate, linear to narrow, awns 0; ocreae 0. Inflorescence: terminal, generally cyme- or head-like, hairy [(glabrous)]; peduncles 0; involucres generally 1--6, tubular, 3--6-ribbed, teeth 3, 5, or 6, awned. Flower: 1(2), glabrous or hairy; perianth white, yellow, red, maroon, or purple, lobes (5)6, entire, notched or lobed to fringed; stamens generally 3, 6, or 9. Fruit: generally brown or black, generally elliptic, glabrous; embryo straight or curved.
Species In Genus: +- 50 species: temperate western North America; southwestern South America. Etymology: (Greek: divided flower, for perianth lobes) Note: Involucre length measurements including teeth and awns unless otherwise specified. Chorizanthe minutiflora newly described, added.
eFlora Treatment Author: James L. Reveal & Thomas J. Rosatti
Species: Chorizanthe parryiView Description 

Habit: Plant spreading to erect, 0.2--1(1.5) dm, 0.5--4(6) dm diam, hairy. Leaf: blades 0.5--2.5(4) cm, 0.2--0.6(1.3) cm wide. Inflorescence: bracts mostly 2, awns 0.4--1 mm, straight; involucre 3-angled, 6-ribbed, tube (1.5)1.7--2 mm, +- swollen, transversely ridged, teeth 6, 0.5--3 mm, awns 0.2--1.5 mm. Flower: 1, 2.5--3 mm, hairy; perianth 2-colored, tube green-white, lobes white, outer generally fringed, inner narrower, entire or toothed; stamens 9, fused to perianth tube base. Fruit: 2.5--3 mm.


Chorizanthe parryi S. Watson var. parryi
NATIVE
Inflorescence: involucre awns hooked.
Ecology: Sand; Elevation: 90--800 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&e SCo, e TR, nw edge DSon. Flowering Time: May--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: James L. Reveal & Thomas J. Rosatti
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Citation for this treatment: James L. Reveal & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=56494, accessed on May 04, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 04, 2016.


Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi
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Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi
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Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi
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Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi
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Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi
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© 2012 Keir Morse
Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi
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© 2012 Keir Morse

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Geographic subdivisions for Chorizanthe parryi var. parryi:
c&e SCo, e TR, nw edge DSon.
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