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Lewisia rediviva var. minor
SMALL BITTERROOT

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Family: MontiaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: MINER'S LETTUCE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to perennial herb; generally fleshy. Stem: 1--many, generally glabrous. Leaf: simple, alternate or opposite. Inflorescence: axillary or terminal; cyme, raceme, panicle, umbel, or flower 1. Flower: bisexual, radial; sepals generally 2(9), free; petals (1)2--19, free or +- fused; stamens 1--many, epipetalous or not, anthers pink, rose, or yellow; ovary superior, chamber 1, ovules 1--many, placenta basal or free-central; styles (0)1--8, generally fused at base, branched. Fruit: capsule, circumscissile or 2--3-valved. Seed: 1--many, shiny or +- pebbly or sculptured, black or gray, generally with oil-filled appendage as food for ants.
Genera In Family: +- 22 genera, +- 230 species: generally temperate America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Kerguelen Is, New Zealand, southern Africa, poorly represented in Europe; some cultivated (Lewisia, Calandrinia). Note: All CA genera previously included in Portulacaceae; details of flowers, seeds require 20× magnification.
Unabridged Note: May include Hectorellaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: LewisiaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Perennial herb generally from short, thick, +- branched taproot; tuberous root generally 0 (or spheric). Stem: prostrate to erect, scape-like or branched. Leaf: generally in basal rosette and cauline, simple, entire or not; base wide; margin generally +- translucent. Inflorescence: +- scapose; cyme, panicle, raceme, or +- umbel; stems 1--many, generally leafless but bracted, disjointing in age or not, 1--many flowered; pedicel 0--30 mm. Flower: sepals 2--8, free, persistent; petals 4--19, white, cream, yellow, orange, pink, rose, purple, overlapped in bud, often with pink or dark purple veins; stamens 1--50; styles 2--8, fused at base, stigmas 2--8, thread-like. Fruit: 6--9 mm, spheric or ovoid, circumscissile near middle or below, translucent. Seed: 1--50, dark, generally shiny, smooth or finely tubercled, 1--4 mm in size.
Species In Genus: 18 species: western North America, 16 in flora. Etymology: (Captain Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1774--1809) Note: Many hybrids, cultivated, including Lewisia ×whiteae Purdy in California; Lewisia columbiana (A. Gray) B.L. Rob. not in California.
Unabridged Note: Many hybrids, cultivars (Mathew 1989), including Lewisia ×whiteae Purdy in California, as well as Lewisia columbiana (Howell ex A. Gray) B.L. Rob. from Douglas Co., Oregon north to British Columbia; Lewisia maguirei A.H. Holmgren endemic to Nevada; Lewisia sacajaweana B.L. Wilson & E. Rey-Vizgirdas restricted to Idaho; Lewisia tweedyi, endemic to northern Cascades of Washington, British Columbia now placed in Cistanthe.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Lauramay T. Dempster
Species: Lewisia redivivaView Description 

Leaf: many, rosetted, 0.5--5 cm, linear, thick, entire, tapered at base, tip blunt. Inflorescence: stems several to many, 2--6 cm, each 1-flowered, disjointing near middle, leaving proximal ring of 4--7(8) scarious, awl-like bracts; flowers exserted from leaves; pedicel 1--15(30). Flower: sepals (4)6--9, +- 3/4 × corolla, petal-like, scarious, widely obovate, entire to +- jagged; petals 10--19, 12--35 mm, obovate-oblong, white, pink, rose, lavender, base +- white, tip obtuse-notched; stamens 20--50; stigmas 4--9. Fruit: 5--6 mm. Seed: 6--25, 2--2.5 mm. Chromosomes: n=13,14.

Unabridged Note: Both are probably var. rediviva.

Lewisia rediviva var. minor (Rydb.) Munz
NATIVE
Leaf: blades linear, club-shaped to narrowly oblanceolate, grooved adaxially. Inflorescence: pedicel (1)3--8 mm. Flower: sepals 10--12(15) mm; petals +- 15 mm; stamens 20--30.
Ecology: Rocky open conifer woodland, scrub; Elevation: 1900--2800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCoRI, TR, SnJt, W&I, DMtns; Distribution Outside California: Nevada, Utah. Flowering Time: May--Jun
Synonyms: Lewisia minor Rydb.; Lewisia rediviva subsp. minor (Rydb.) A.H. Holmgren
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Lauramay T. Dempster
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Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Lauramay T. Dempster 2016. Lewisia rediviva var. minor, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=60817, accessed on May 30, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.


Lewisia rediviva var. minor
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Lewisia rediviva var. minor
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© 1999 Larry Blakely
Lewisia rediviva var. minor
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Lewisia rediviva var. minor
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© 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Lewisia rediviva var. minor
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Lewisia rediviva var. minor
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Geographic subdivisions for Lewisia rediviva var. minor:
SCoRI, TR, SnJt, W&I, DMtns;
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