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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acmispon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acmispon brachycarpus (Benth.) D.D. Sokoloff
Habit: Annual, often +- fleshy, ashy green or +- green, soft-spreading-hairy. Stem: mat-forming to ascending, 0.5--4 dm. Leaf: subpinnate or palmate; stipules gland-like; leaflets generally 4, 4--12 mm, elliptic to obovate; axis flat, +- blade-like. Inflorescence: axillary, 1-flowered, +- sessile, bract 0. Flower: calyx 3--6 mm, lobes 1--2 × tube, hairy; corolla 5--9 mm, yellow, reddening in age, wings +- = keel, stigma glabrous. Fruit: dehiscent, ascending, exserted, 6--12 mm, generally 3--4 mm wide, oblong, generally straight, generally flat, beak bent, 0.5--1.5 mm. Seed: 2--5. Chromosomes: 2n=12.
Ecology: Abundant. Grassland, oak and pine woodland, desert flats and mtns, roadsides; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, D; Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah, western New Mexico, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Synonyms: Lotus humistratus Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Acmispon argyraeus var. notitius
Next taxon: Acmispon cytisoides
Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2016. Acmispon brachycarpus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91705, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.