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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pityopus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pityopus californicus (Eastw.) H.F. Copel.
Habit: Perennial herb, non-green, fleshy; roots brittle. Stem: 0. Leaf: 0. Inflorescence: raceme or flowers 1, 1--10 cm, cream to +- yellow, emerging from ground erect, not persistent after seed dispersal, bracted; bractlets 0. Flower: sepals 4(5), free, lateral 2 often folded, clasping corolla, others flat against corolla; corolla cylindric, outside +- glabrous, inside densely hairy, petals 4(5), free, cream to +- yellow; stamens generally 8, anthers erect, horseshoe-shaped, dehiscing by 1 unified slit, unawned; nectary lobes 8--10, among stamen bases; ovary superior, chamber 1 or appearing > 1 by intrusion of parietal placentas, style < 5 mm, stigma < 5 mm wide, +- funnel-shaped, +- yellow, subtended by ring of hairs. Fruit: berry, < 1 cm. Seed: many, ovate.
Ecology: Mixed or conifer forest; Elevation: < 1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, NCoRO, s SNH, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Washington. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Pityopus
Next taxon: Pleuricospora
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Pityopus californicus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89089, accessed on May 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 05, 2016.