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Linanthus campanulatus


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, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: LinanthusView DescriptionDichotomous Key


Habit: Annual, perennial herb, subshrub. Stem: generally erect, generally branched from base. Leaf: cauline, alternate or opposite, entire or lobes 3--9, pinnate or palmate, linear to narrow-lanceolate or spoon-shaped. Inflorescence: open or dense clusters or cyme or flower 1; bracts leaf-like; flowers sessile or not. Flower: corolla funnel-shaped, salverform, or bell-shaped; stamens attached at 1 level, included or exserted, pollen yellow. Fruit: capsule, valves 3(4). Seed: generally many, when wet gelatinous to not.
Species In Genus: 25 species: western North America. Etymology: (Greek: flax flower) Note: Other taxa in TJM (1993) moved to Leptosiphon. Linanthus bernardinus described since TJM2 (Fraga & Bell 2012 Aliso 30: 97--102).
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson & J. Mark Porter
Reference: Porter & Johnson 2000 Aliso 19:55--91
Linanthus campanulatus (A. Gray) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson
NATIVE
Stem: 3--12 cm; branches spreading, glandular-hairy. Leaf: basal few, rosette 0; lower cauline narrowly oblanceolate, entire or 3--7-toothed, hairs white, jointed; upper cauline spreading or recurved, entire, gland-dotted. Inflorescence: flowers 2 per stem; pedicel 3--11 mm, thread-like, glandular. Flower: calyx lobes acuminate, membrane +- = but not connecting lobes; corolla 7--9 mm, 2--3 × calyx, bell-shaped, yellow with white lobes, 2 brown-purple or yellow marks +- below lobes, tube = 1 mm, throat > lobes; stamens attached near base of tube, unequal in length, included; style included. Fruit: 2--3 mm, < calyx. Seed: 7--8 per chamber, gelatinous when wet. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Open, sandy flats; Elevation: 900--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE; Distribution Outside California: Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jun
Synonyms: Gilia campanulata A. Gray
Jepson eFlora Author: Robert Patterson & J. Mark Porter
Reference: Porter & Johnson 2000 Aliso 19:55--91
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Citation for this treatment: Robert Patterson & J. Mark Porter 2015, Linanthus campanulatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 3, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=80358, accessed on June 26, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on June 26, 2019.

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