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|Family: Gentianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Zeltnera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Zeltnera venusta (A. Gray) G. Mans.
Habit: Plant 3--50 cm. Leaf: generally cauline, 5--25 mm, narrow-ovate-oblong to lanceolate. Inflorescence: +- open; pedicels generally 4--25 mm. Flower: corolla (7)16--30 mm, lobes (2)5--20 mm, lanceolate to spoon-shaped or elliptic-obovate, tip obtuse to +- acute; stigmas 2. Chromosomes: 2n=34.
Ecology: Dry grassland, scrub, chaparral, openings in woodland; Elevation: < 1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, s NCoRO, NCoRI, CaRF, SNF, e SnJV, SW (exc n ChI), SNE, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Aug
Synonyms: Centaurium venustum (A. Gray) B.L. Rob.; Centaurium venustum subsp. abramsii Munz; Zeltnera abramsii (Munz) G. Mans.
Unabridged Note: Highly variable. If recognized taxonomically, plants with narrow, acute corolla lobes assignable to Centaurium venustum subsp. abramsii Munz or Zeltnera abramsii (Munz) G. Mans. They occur sporadically throughout much of the range of Zeltnera venusta, but are more common northward. Intergradation appears to be extensive, but recognition as a variety may be appropriate. Some may be hybrids with Zeltnera trichantha. Plants in SW with pedicels to 50 mm, sometimes several-stemmed from base and/or with +- persistent basal leaves, may be hybrids with Zeltnera exaltata.
eFlora Treatment Author: James S. Pringle
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Zeltnera trichantha
Next taxon: Geraniaceae
Citation for this treatment: James S. Pringle 2016. Zeltnera venusta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=81831, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.