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Cascadia nuttallii

Higher Taxonomy
Family: SaxifragaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: SAXIFRAGE FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb from caudex or rhizome, generally +- hairy. Stem: often +- leafy on proximal 1/2, rarely trailing and leafy throughout. Leaf: generally simple, basal and/or cauline, generally alternate, generally petioled; veins +- palmate. Inflorescence: raceme or panicle, generally +- scapose. Flower: generally bisexual, generally radial; hypanthium free to +- fused to ovary; calyx lobes generally 5; petals generally 5, free, generally clawed, generally white; stamens 3, [4], 5, 8, or 10; pistils 1 (carpels +- fused, ovary lobed, chambers 1 or 2, placentas generally 2(3), axile or parietal or occasionally proximally axile and distally marginal in ovary lobes) or 2 (carpels free, placentas marginal), ovary nearly superior to inferior, occasionally more superior in fruit, styles generally 2(3). Fruit: capsule (generally 2(3)-beaked, valves generally 2(3), generally equal) or 2 follicles. Seed: generally many, small.
Genera In Family: +- 30 genera, 600 species: especially northern temperate, arctic, alpine; some cultivated (Bergenia, Darmera, Heuchera, Saxifraga, Tellima, Tolmiea). Note: California Mitella moved to Mitellastra, Ozomelis, Pectiantia; Suksdorfia ranunculifolia to Hemieva. Parnassia moved to Parnassiaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: CascadiaView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (Cascade Ranges)

Cascadia nuttallii (Small) A.M. Johnson
NATIVE
Habit: Rhizome < 1 mm diam; bulblets 0. Stem: 5--25 cm, trailing. Leaf: cauline, 3--20 mm, larger along middle of stem; petiole 1--5 mm; blade obovate to elliptic, generally 3-lobed to occasionally entire near tip of stem. Inflorescence: raceme or panicle; flowers few. Flower: hypanthium +- fused to ovary, sepals erect, << petals, triangular; petals 3--6 mm, elliptic; stamens 10, filaments thread-like; pistil 1, ovary +- inferior, chambers 2, placentas 2, axile, styles free throughout. Fruit: capsule. Seed: spiny. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Wet, shaded cliffs, ledges; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR (Del Norte Co.); Distribution Outside California: sporadically to Washington. Flowering Time: Apr--May
Synonyms: Saxifraga nuttallii Small
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander
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Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park & Patrick E. Elvander 2016. Cascadia nuttallii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91953, accessed on February 11, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.


Cascadia nuttallii
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Cascadia nuttallii
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Cascadia nuttallii
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Cascadia nuttallii
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Cascadia nuttallii
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Cascadia nuttallii
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Geographic subdivisions for Cascadia nuttallii:
KR (Del Norte Co.);
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