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Boechera rectissima (Greene) Al-Shehbaz
Habit: Biennial or short-lived perennial herb; caudex not woody. Stem: generally 1 per caudex branch, from center of basal rosette at +- ground surface; 2--10 dm, proximally glabrous or with few simple hairs < 0.7 mm. Leaf: basal 3--13 mm wide, entire or denticulate; hairs simple, < 0.8 mm, generally mixed with short-stalked, 2--3-rayed hairs 0.15--0.5 mm; cauline 6--45, distal +- hairy, basal lobes 1--1.5 mm. Inflorescence: 10--50-flowered, not 1-sided in fruit; fruit pedicel reflexed, abruptly recurved at base, 4--10 mm, glabrous. Flower: sepals hairy; petals 3--4 mm, 0.7--1.2 mm wide, white; pollen ellipsoid. Fruit: strongly reflexed, generally appressed, 5--9 cm, 1.8--2.5 mm wide, glabrous; style 0.2--0.8 mm; ovules 46--80. Seed: in 1 row, 1.8--2.1 mm; wing 0.15--0.25 mm wide.
Ecology: Rocky slopes in open conifer forest; Elevation: 1100--2800 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRH, SNH, SnBr; Distribution Outside California: Oregon. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Arabis rectissima Greene; Arabis rectissima var. rectissima
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael D. Windham & Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
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Previous taxon: Boechera pygmaea
Next taxon: Boechera repanda
Citation for this treatment: Michael D. Windham & Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Boechera rectissima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=81780, accessed on February 14, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.