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|Family: Saxifragaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Micranthes||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Micranthes fragosa (Suksd. ex Small) Small
Habit: Plant 15--35 cm; caudex generally with rhizomes and bulblets. Leaf: 4--11 cm; petiole 2--5 cm; blade triangular to ovate, base tapered, entire to minutely toothed. Inflorescence: open to +- congested at tips, branches spreading to ascending; pedicel densely glandular. Flower: sepals +- reflexed to spreading, < petals; petals 2--3 mm, obovate; filaments +- flat, narrowed near tip; nectaries disk-like, lobed; pistils 2, ovary >> 1/2-inferior in flower. Fruit: 2 follicles. Chromosomes: 2n=20,38.
Ecology: Moist, rocky slopes and outcrops; Elevation: 500--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaR, MP (exc Wrn). Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Intermediate between Micranthes californica and Micranthes integrifolia. Plants with 2n=38 chromosomes possibly best treated as variant of Micranthes integrifolia.
Synonyms: Saxifraga nidifica Greene var. claytoniifolia (Canby ex Small) Elvander
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Micranthes ferruginea
Next taxon: Micranthes howellii
Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park 2016. Micranthes fragosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91945, 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.