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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calia secundiflora (Ortega) Yakovlev
Habit: Shrub, tree < 5 m. Leaf: evergreen, main axis 6--15 cm, leaflets 5--11, 2--5 cm, elliptic-obovate to oblong, leathery. Inflorescence: terminal, pendent, 5--10 cm, 5--20-flowered, bracts < 6 mm. Flower: corolla 14--20 mm, blue-purple, spotted white, generally with darker purple dots or streaks, banner +- 1/3 > other petals; style glabrous. Fruit: pendent, pedicelled, 2--13 cm, glabrous to puberulent, woody, base stalk-like. Seed: 1--6, 1--1.5 cm diam, red. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Canyons, rocky slopes, chaparral; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (San Jacinto Valley); Distribution Outside California: Texas to northern and central Mexico. Toxicity: Seed highly TOXIC.
Synonyms: Sophora secundiflora (Ortega) DC.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calia
Next taxon: Calliandra
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Calia secundiflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=88920, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.