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|Family: Cleomaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Peritoma||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Peritoma platycarpa (Torr.) H.H. Iltis
Habit: Annual, densely branched from base, 1--6 dm, green with purple, densely glandular-hairy. Leaf: leaflets 3, 1--3.5 cm, ovate to obovate. Flower: sepals free, generally 4--6 mm, awl-shaped, entire, yellow, deciduous; petals 6--12 mm, oblong, golden yellow; stamens 10--17 mm, yellow, anthers 1.8--2 mm; style 1--3 mm. Fruit: 12--25 mm, 8--12 mm wide, oblong, +- flat, hairy; receptacle 10--18 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Alkaline, clay soils, volcanic tuff, dry foothills, often sagebrush scrub; Elevation: 1200--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRH (Shasta Valley), MP; Distribution Outside California: Oregon, western Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Cleome platycarpa Torr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Staria S. Vanderpool
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Peritoma lutea
Next taxon: Peritoma serrulata
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Staria S. Vanderpool 2017. Peritoma platycarpa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91910, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.