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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Echium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Echium pininana Webb & Berthel.
Habit: Short-lived, once-flowering shrub 20--30+ dm. Stem: generally unbranched. Leaf: basal rosette leaves 25--50 cm; cauline many, 10--30 cm, lanceolate to widely lance-ovate, sparse-bulbous-based-bristly. Inflorescence: 100+ cm, +- dense-cylindric; branches many, ascending, short. Flower: +- bilateral; calyx 4--5(7) mm; corolla tube 2+ × calyx, limb 10--13 mm diam, blue; stamens long-exserted. Fruit: +- brown, prickly. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, steep slopes; Elevation: < 240 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCo, c CCo, sporadic; Distribution Outside California: native to Canary Islands. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Echium candicans
Next taxon: Echium plantagineum
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley 2017. Echium pininana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=77364, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.