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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acmispon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acmispon strigosus (Nutt.) Brouillet
Habit: Annual, often fleshy, strigose or not. Stem: prostrate, often mat-forming, generally branched from base, 0.3--5 dm. Leaf: irregularly pinnate; stipules gland-like, black; leaflets 4--9, 3--10 mm, oblanceolate to obovate; axis flat, +- blade-like. Inflorescence: 1--2-flowered, peduncle 3--25 mm, generally bracted. Flower: calyx 3--5.5 mm, lobes < tube, +- strigose; corolla 5--10 mm, opening or not, yellow, orange or +- red in age, wings generally > keel; stigma glabrous or puberulent. Fruit: dehiscent, erect or spreading, 1--3.5 cm, linear, generally curved near tip, generally flat, margin not wavy; beak curved, 0.5--1.5 mm. Seed: 5--10. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Coastal scrub, chaparral, foothills, deserts, roadsides, other disturbed areas; Elevation: < 2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, CW, SW, D; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Several variants often recognized (see Isely, pp. 193--198); plants in CA-FP generally +- strigose, with narrow leaflets; plants in D fleshy, generally canescent, with wide leaflets. Conspicuous in spring.
Synonyms: Lotus strigosus (Nutt.) Greene; Lotus strigosus var. hirtellus (Greene) Ottley; Lotus strigosus var. tomentellus (Greene) Isely; Lotus tomentellus Greene; Acmispon strigosus (Nutt.) D.D.Sokoloff var. hirtellus (Greene) D.W. Taylor
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
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Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2016. Acmispon strigosus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91722, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.