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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acmispon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acmispon micranthus (Torr. & A. Gray) Brouillet
Habit: Annual, glabrous or puberulent. Stem: prostrate to ascending, 1--8 dm. Leaf: irregularly pinnate or palmate; stipules gland-like or 0; leaflets 4--7, opposite or not, 7--15 mm, obovate to elliptic; axis sometimes flat, +- blade-like. Inflorescence: 2--5-flowered, peduncle 0 or 1--5 mm, bract 0. Flower: calyx 2--2.5 mm, lobes < tube, appressed-hairy; corolla 3--5 mm, +- yellow, keel > other petals, stigma hairy. Fruit: indehiscent, exserted, 1--1.5 cm, linear, tapered, curved, generally not flat, occasionally with small horn-like processes; beak hooked, 2--3 mm. Seed: 2.
Ecology: Coastal scrub, desert canyons, washes, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 600 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCoR, SCo, s ChI, PR; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Lotus micranthus Benth. is a synonym of Acmispon parviflorus.
Synonyms: Lotus hamatus Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Acmispon maritimus var. maritimus
Next taxon: Acmispon nevadensis
Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2017. Acmispon micranthus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91715, accessed on February 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 21, 2017.