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Saltugilia caruifolia
CARAWAY-LEAVED WOODLAND-GILIA

Higher Taxonomy
Family: PolemoniaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: PHLOX FAMILY
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine. Leaf: simple or compound, cauline (or most basal), alternate or opposite; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cymes, heads, clusters, or flower 1; bracts in involucres or not. Flower: sepals generally 5, fused at base, translucent membrane generally connecting lobes, torn by fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at >= 1 level, filaments of >= 1 length, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3. Fruit: capsule. Seed: 1--many, when wetted swelling or not, gelatinous or not.
Genera In Family: 26 genera, 314 species: America, northern Europe, northern Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox). Note: Leptodactylon moved to Linanthus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson, family description, key to genera
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: SaltugiliaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual, not cobwebby. Stem: erect, branched above; glabrous to glandular-hairy below, glandular but with 0 nonglandular hairs in inflorescence. Leaf: simple, alternate; basal generally suberect in rosette, 2--15 cm, generally 2--3-pinnate, axis linear, lobes spaced, ascending, segments narrower than or equaling leaf axis, tips acute; hairs long, shiny, translucent, minutely gland-tipped; cauline leaves reduced. Inflorescence: open; bracts linear or lobed at base; pedicels 1 or in unequal pairs, glandular; glands flat-topped, wider than stalk. Flower: calyx membranes wider than lobes, generally purple-spotted; corolla > calyx, funnel-shaped, throat yellow-spotted; shortest anther generally attached perpendicular to corolla tube (except in Saltugilia caruifolia); pollen blue. Fruit: narrowly ovoid, valves separating from top. Seed: 4--many per chamber, tan to golden, gelatinous when wet. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Species In Genus: 4 species: southern California, Baja California. Etymology: (Latin: woodland + gilia, after Filippo Luigi Gilii, Italian naturalist, 1756--1821) Note: Seed germination stimulated by charcoal.
eFlora Treatment Author: Leigh A. Johnson

Saltugilia caruifolia (Abrams) L.A. Johnson
NATIVE
Stem: generally 1, 10--100 cm. Inflorescence: distal branches spreading; pedicel 1--11 mm. Flower: calyx 3--4 mm, generally glabrous or in age so; corolla 7--13 mm, tube exserted, glabrous, purple, throat white or not, lobes lavender to blue, base purple-marked, tips round; stamens attached at mid-throat, exserted, generally >= corolla lobes; style > stamens. Fruit: 3--5 mm, 1--1.5 × calyx. Seed: 4--7 per chamber.
Ecology: Openings in chaparral or forest, rocky soil; Elevation: 1400--2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: PR; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Aug
Synonyms: Gilia caruifolia Abrams
eFlora Treatment Author: Leigh A. Johnson
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Citation for this treatment: Leigh A. Johnson 2016. Saltugilia caruifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=80330, accessed on April 30, 2016.

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


Saltugilia caruifolia
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Saltugilia caruifolia
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Saltugilia caruifolia
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Saltugilia caruifolia
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Saltugilia caruifolia
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Saltugilia caruifolia
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Geographic subdivisions for Saltugilia caruifolia:
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