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|Family: Cleomaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Peritoma||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Peritoma serrulata (Pursh) DC.
Habit: Annual, open, 3--8 dm, +- glabrous. Leaf: leaflets generally 3, 2--6 cm, elliptic. Flower: sepals fused in basal 1/2, generally 1.7--3 mm, ovate, acuminate, minutely dentate, purple to green, persistent; petals 7--12 mm, oblong to ovate, purple (white); stamens 18--24 mm, purple, anthers 2--2.3 mm, green; style 0.1--0.5 mm. Fruit: 30--55 mm, 3--6 mm wide, +- linear, +- round in ×-section, smooth; receptacle 10--15 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=34,60.
Ecology: Roadsides, disturbed areas; Elevation: 305--1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNH, SnJV, CCo, SCo, SnGb, PR, GB (exc W&I); Distribution Outside California: southern British Columbia, Great Plains. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Evidently wide-ranging but in California rarely collected, perhaps only a waif.
Synonyms: Cleome serrulata Pursh
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Staria S. Vanderpool
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Previous taxon: Peritoma platycarpa
Next taxon: Polanisia
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Staria S. Vanderpool 2017. Peritoma serrulata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91911, accessed on February 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 19, 2017.