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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Echium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Echium candicans L. f.
Habit: Long-lived shrub 10--20(30) dm, many-branched. Leaf: persistent, 6--25 cm, narrow-elliptic, dense-strigose, few hairs bulbous-based. Inflorescence: 15--40 cm, elliptic, dense; branches many, +- spreading. Flower: +- radial; calyx 4--5(7) mm; corolla limb 9--11 mm diam, blue to violet, tube +- = calyx; stamens long-exserted. Fruit: black, rough, fine-tubercled. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Open, dry slopes, bluffs; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SnFrB, SCo, s SnGb; Distribution Outside California: native to Madeira, Macaronesia. Flowering Time: Feb--Oct
Unabridged Note: Shrubs with flowers pink to pale blue, nutlets sharp-tubercled belong to Echium strictum L. f.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley 2016. Echium candicans, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77286, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.