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Aliciella monoensis
MONO LAKE ALICIELLA


Higher Taxonomy
Family: PolemoniaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key
Common Name: PHLOX FAMILY
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine. Leaf: simple or compound, cauline (or most basal), alternate or opposite; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cymes, heads, clusters, or flower 1; bracts in involucres or not. Flower: sepals generally 5, fused at base, translucent membrane generally connecting lobes, torn by fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at >= 1 level, filaments of >= 1 length, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3. Fruit: capsule. Seed: 1--many, when wetted swelling or not, gelatinous or not.
Genera In Family: 26 genera, 314 species: America, northern Europe, northern Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox). Note: Leptodactylon moved to Linanthus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson, family description, key to genera, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: AliciellaView DescriptionDichotomous Key


Stem: erect, ascending or decumbent, glabrous, hairy, or glandular. Leaf: simple, generally alternate, tips acute, acuminate, or mucronate; basal generally in rosette, entire, toothed, or 1--2-pinnate-lobed; cauline generally reduced. Inflorescence: flowers 1--3 in bract axils. Flower: calyx membranous between lobes, lobes < tube, membranes glandular, splitting or expanding in fruit; corolla > calyx, lobes generally < tube, generally ovate, acute, acuminate. Fruit: spheric to ovoid; chambers 3; valves separating from top. Seed: 3--many, yellow to brown, not gelatinous when wet.
Species In Genus: +- 25 species: western North America. Etymology: (Alice Eastwood, curator in herbarium, California Academy of Sciences, 1859--1953)
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Mark Porter
Reference: Porter 1998 Aliso 17:23--46
Aliciella monoensis J.M. Porter
NATIVE
Habit: Annual; densely glandular-puberulent, glandular-hairy below, odor skunk-like. Stem: 5--30 cm, glandular-puberulent; branches generally spreading from base. Leaf: basal in +- erect cluster, 1--7 cm, glandular-puberulent, 1-pinnate-lobed, midrib narrow, lobes widely obtuse to pointed, mucronate; cauline entire, linear. Flower: calyx 2--3.5 mm, lobe 0.5--1.2 mm; corolla 4--7 mm, glabrous abaxially, tube + throat 3--6.2 mm, white, stout, throat > tube, well-expanded, yellow-spotted, lobes ovate, white, lavender-streaked abaxially; stamens exserted, pollen white; mature stigma generally exserted. Fruit: 3--5 mm, 1.5--2 × calyx, ovoid; tip pointed. Seed: 21--36. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Sandy soils, sagebrush scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 500--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Nevada. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: Gilia subacaulis [Aliciella subacaulis], the name formerly applied to this taxon in California, applies instead to a narrow endemic of Wyoming. Sand grains often stuck to glands.
Synonyms: Aliciella subacaulis (Rydb.) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson, misappl.; Gilia subacaulis Rydb., misappl.
Jepson eFlora Author: J. Mark Porter
Reference: Porter 1998 Aliso 17:23--46
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Citation for this treatment: J. Mark Porter 2012, Aliciella monoensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=91117, accessed on August 18, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on August 18, 2019.

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