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Krameria bicolor
WHITE RHATANY

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Family: KrameriaceaeView Description 

Common Name: RHATANY FAMILY
Habit: Shrub [perennial herb], green root-parasite. Stem: prostrate to erect, much-branched. Leaf: generally simple [1-ternate], alternate, crowded on short-shoots or not, sessile [petioled]; stipules 0; blade linear to ovate, hairy, glandular or not, tip abruptly pointed. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils [terminal racemes]; pedicel jointed, bractlets 2. Flower: bisexual, bilateral; sepals 4--5, free, petal-like, magenta, red-purple [yellow]; petals generally 5, 3 upper linear to clawed, free or fused basally, held in +- upright flag, 2 lower modified as glands; stamens generally 4, fused to flag base, upcurved, anthers opening by pores; ovary superior, hairy, style slender, upcurved. Fruit: nut-like, with smooth or barbed prickles; seed 1.
Genera In Family: 1 genus, 18 species: America, arid semitropics, tropics. Note: Pollinating bees collect oils secreted by glandular petals.
eFlora Treatment Author: Beryl B. Simpson
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: KrameriaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: RHATANY

Etymology: (Johann Georg Heinrich Kramer, 1684--1744, Austrian Army physician, botanist)

Krameria bicolor S. Watson
NATIVE
Habit: Densely canescent or silky-hairy. Stem: < 1 m; branches +- spreading, tips thorn-like. Leaf: narrowly lanceolate. Flower: buds curved upward; sepals deep purple-red; petal blades oblanceolate, green at base, magenta or purple above; glandular petals purple, outer face glandular covered with equal-sized blisters. Fruit: +- spheric.
Ecology: Dry, rocky or sandy places, especially on lime soils; Elevation: < 1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: to Nevada, Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--May
Synonyms: Krameria grayi Rose & Painter; Krameria canescens A. Gray, illeg.
eFlora Treatment Author: Beryl B. Simpson
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Citation for this treatment: Beryl B. Simpson 2016. Krameria bicolor, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91905, accessed on September 25, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 25, 2016.


Krameria bicolor
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Krameria bicolor
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© 2012 Keir Morse
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© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
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© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Geographic subdivisions for Krameria bicolor:
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Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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