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Lappula redowskii


Higher Taxonomy
Family: BoraginaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key
Common Name: BORAGE or WATERLEAF FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub or small tree, or non-green root parasite, often bristly or sharp-hairy. Stem: prostrate to erect. Leaf: basal and/or cauline, generally simple, generally alternate. Inflorescence: generally cymes, or panicle-, raceme-, head-, or spike-like, generally coiled in flower (often described as scorpioid), generally elongating in fruit, or flowers 1--2 per axil. Flower: bisexual, generally radial; sepals (4)5(10), fused at least at base, or free; corolla (4)5(10)-lobed, salverform, funnel-shaped, rotate, or bell-shaped, generally without scales at tube base, with 0 or 5 appendages at tube top, alternate stamens; stamens epipetalous; ovary generally superior, entire to 4-lobed, style 1(2), entire or 2-lobed or -branched. Fruit: valvate or circumscissile capsule or nutlets 1--4, free (fused), smooth to roughened, prickly or bristly or not.
Genera In Family: +- 120 genera, +- 2300 species: tropics, temperate, especially western North America, Mediterranean; some cultivated (Borago, Heliotropium, Echium, Myosotis, Nemophila, Phacelia, Symphytum, Wigandia). Toxicity: Many genera may be TOXIC from pyrrolizidine alkaloids or accumulated nitrates. Note: Recently treated to include Hydrophyllaceae, Lennoaceae. Wigandia urens added, as naturalized.
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, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti, Bruce G. Baldwin, David J. Keil.
Genus: LappulaView DescriptionDichotomous Key


Habit: Annual, hairy, taprooted. Stem: +- erect; branches 0--many. Leaf: basal and cauline, sessile, entire. Inflorescence: raceme-like cymes, +- terminal; bracts leaf-like; pedicels erect in fruit. Flower: calyx +- deep-5-lobed, enlarged in fruit; corolla 5-lobed, funnel-shaped, appendages present; style entire. Fruit: nutlets generally 4, ovate, covered with +- long, barbed prickles, scar lateral.
Species In Genus: 12--14 species: northern hemisphere, especially Asia. Etymology: (Latin: little bur)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley
Lappula redowskii (Hornem.) Greene
NATIVE
Stem: 0.5--3.5 dm. Leaf: 1--4 cm, linear to lanceolate. Inflorescence: pedicel 1--2 mm. Flower: calyx 3--3.5 mm in fruit, lobes lanceolate, +- erect in fruit; corolla 1.5--2.5 mm diam, white to occasionally blue. Fruit: nutlet 2--3 mm, marginal prickles in 1 row, bases +- or much wider, generally fused.

Unabridged Synonyms: Lappula occidentalis (S. Watson) Greene
Unabridged Note: Lappula redowskii var. cupulata generally in warmer, drier places than Lappula redowskii var. redowskii.
Jepson eFlora Author: Ronald B. Kelley
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley 2012, Lappula redowskii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=77287, accessed on November 11, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on November 11, 2019.

Lappula redowskii var. redowskii
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Lappula redowskii var. redowskii
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© 2011 Steve Matson
Lappula redowskii var. cupulata
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© 2011 Steve Matson
Lappula redowskii var. cupulata
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Lappula redowskii var. redowskii
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Lappula redowskii var. redowskii
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