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Ivesia kingii var. kingii

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: IvesiaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Perennial herb, glandular; odor resinous. Leaf: generally basal, odd-1-pinnately compound, generally +- cylindric; cauline generally alternate, reduced; leaflets 4--80 per side, generally overlapped, generally divided +- to base. Inflorescence: cyme; pedicel bractlets 0. Flower: receptacle generally not stalked; hypanthium shallow or deep, bractlets (0)5, generally < sepals; petals generally 5, 1--5(7) mm, linear to obovate or round, acute to rounded; stamens 5--20(40), filaments generally thread-like; pistils 1--8(20), ovary superior, style attached below fruit tip, base +- rough-thickened. Fruit: achene.
Species In Genus: 30 species: western North America. Etymology: (Eli Ives, Yale University, Connecticut pharmacologist, participant in Pacific Railroad Survey, 1779--1861) Note: Leaf, leaflet data for basal leaves.
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter

Ivesia kingii S. Watson var. kingii
Habit: Plant rosetted, glabrous or short-appressed-hairy, glaucous or not; caudex generally simple. Stem: decumbent to ascending, 15--40 cm. Leaf: 7--15 cm; sheathing bases generally strigose; leaflets 30--50 per side, overlapped but distinct, lobes < 4, 2--6 mm, oblanceolate to obovate; cauline leaves 4--13. Inflorescence: open; clusters generally < 10, loosely head-like, 10--20 mm wide, generally < 5-flowered; pedicels 3--25 mm, straight. Flower: 8--12 mm wide; hypanthium length +- 1/2 width; petals 3--5 mm, > sepals, +- obovate, white; stamens 20; pistils 2--6. Fruit: 2--2.5 mm, smooth, light brown.
Ecology: Moist alkaline clay; Elevation: 1200--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNE; Distribution Outside California: to Utah. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Unabridged Note: Ivesia kingii var. eremica (Coville) Ertter, Ash Meadows mousetails (western Nevada), has branched caudex, denser hairs, more tightly overlapped leaflets.
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter
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Citation for this treatment: Barbara Ertter 2016. Ivesia kingii var. kingii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Ivesia kingii var. kingii
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Ivesia kingii var. kingii
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Ivesia kingii var. kingii
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Ivesia kingii var. kingii
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Ivesia kingii var. kingii
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