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Horkelia cuneata var. sericea

Higher Taxonomy
Family: RosaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: ROSE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to tree, glandular or not. Leaf: simple to palmately or pinnately compound, generally alternate; stipules free to fused (0), persistent to deciduous. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, cluster, or flowers 1; bractlets on pedicel ("pedicel bractlets") generally 0--3(many), subtended by bract or generally not. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium free or fused to ovary, saucer- to funnel-shaped, subtending bractlets ("hypanthium bractlets") 0--5, alternate sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, free; stamens (0,1)5--many, anther pollen sacs generally 2; pistils (0)1--many, simple or compound, ovary superior to inferior, styles 1--5. Fruit: 1--many per flower, achene (fleshy-coated or not), follicle, drupe, or pome with generally papery core, occasionally drupe-like with 1--5 stones. Seed: generally 1--5 (per fruit, not per flower).
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 3000 species: worldwide, especially temperate; many cultivated for ornamental, fruit, especially Cotoneaster, Fragaria, Malus, Prunus, Pyracantha, Rosa, Rubus. Note: Number of teeth is per leaf or leaflet, not per side of leaf or leaflet, except in Drymocallis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera, treatment of genera by Daniel Potter, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Daniel Potter, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: HorkeliaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Perennial herb, generally +- glandular, generally resinous-smelling; caudex generally branched. Stem: generally ascending to erect. Leaf: generally basal, odd-1-pinnately compound, generally +- flat; cauline alternate, reduced upward; leaflets 2--15 per side, uppermost lateral generally +- fused with terminal. Inflorescence: cyme; pedicels generally straight, bractlets 0. Flower: hypanthium cup-like, +- flat-bottomed, width +- 2 × length, bractlets 5, generally 2/3 sepals; sepals often reflexed; petals generally +- = sepal, blunt, white; stamens 10, filaments +- flat, often forming a tube; pistils 2--many, ovary superior, style attached below fruit tip, +- thicker at base. Fruit: achene.
Species In Genus: 20 species: western North America. Etymology: (J. Horkel, German plant physiologist, 1769--1846) Note: Many attractive to bees; data apply to basal leaves, pressed hypanthia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter
Species: Horkelia cuneataView Description 

Habit: Plant matted, green or +- gray. Stem: generally 20--70 cm. Leaf: generally 10--30 cm; stipules entire or basally lobed; leaflets 5--12 per side, +- separated, generally 10--25 mm, +- = generally indistinct terminal leaflet, +- elliptic, pinnately veined, teeth generally single, +- 10--15, generally < 1/3 to midvein, +- glabrous to densely hairy. Flower: hypanthium width 4--7 mm, > 2 × length, bractlets +- 2 mm wide, ovate; sepals 4--6 mm; petals 4--8 mm, 1.5--4 mm wide, obovate or narrower; filaments 1--3 mm, anthers +- 1 mm; pistils generally 30--60, style generally 2--3 mm. Fruit: 1.5--1.8 mm.
Note: Varieties intergrade.

Horkelia cuneata var. sericea (A. Gray) Ertter & Reveal
Habit: Hairs dense, +- nonglandular, ascending to appressed. Inflorescence: dense to +- open; clusters several to many, several-flowered; pedicels generally 1--12 mm. Flower: hypanthium inner rim hairy; filament base 0.5--1 mm wide. Chromosomes: n=14.
Ecology: Old dunes, coastal sandhills; Elevation: generally < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug Note: Remaining plants less distinct from Horkelia cuneata var. cuneata than those formerly near San Francisco. Threatened by coastal development.
Synonyms: Horkelia cuneata subsp. sericea (A. Gray) D.D. Keck
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter
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Citation for this treatment: Barbara Ertter 2017. Horkelia cuneata var. sericea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on March 27, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on March 27, 2017.

Geographic subdivisions for Horkelia cuneata var. sericea:
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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