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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acmispon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acmispon cytisoides (Benth.) Brouillet
Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous or finely strigose, hairs straight or +- wavy. Stem: mat-forming or low-ascending, not woody, leafy, 1--8 dm. Leaf: irregularly pinnate or palmate, generally green; stipules gland-like; leaflets 3--5, 5--12 mm, elliptic to obovate. Inflorescence: 3--10-flowered, peduncle 2--12(25) mm, bracted or not. Flower: calyx 3.5--6 mm, lobes < tube, narrow, generally spreading or curved outward or hooked, thinly minutely strigose to +- glabrous; corolla 8--10 mm, generally white to +- pink (to brick-red when dry, wings cream), often dark-striate, stigma minutely strigose. Fruit: indehiscent, spreading to upcurved, included (except beak), 7--10 mm, curved, generally not flat, beak generally curved, 2--3 mm. Seed: 1--2. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Coastal dunes, slopes, bluffs; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SnFrB, SCoRO. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Evidently hybridizes with other species.
Synonyms: Lotus benthamii Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Acmispon brachycarpus
Next taxon: Acmispon dendroideus
Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2016. Acmispon cytisoides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91706, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.