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|Family: Orobanchaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Dicranostegia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Dicranostegia orcuttiana (A. Gray) Pennell
Habit: Annual, green, often red-tinged, 10--50 cm, generally much-branched, +- stiff-hairy; roots +- yellow. Leaf: alternate, sessile, (2)3--6(8) cm, pinnately 8--11 lobed. Inflorescence: elongated spike, 2--10 cm, dense, subtended by +- leaf-like outer bracts; inner bracts 15--25 mm, 3--7-lobed, lance-oblong. Flower: calyx sheath-like, +- 1/2 corolla, divided > 1/2, cut abaxially to base; corolla 18--25 mm, club-shaped, white, yellow-tipped, tubular proximally, expanded laterally, upper lip folded lengthwise, tip rounded, closed, opening directed downward forming a hood enclosing anthers and style, lower lip < upper, densely white-bearded, obscurely 3-lobed, middle lobe erect, not rolled under; fertile stamens 2, anther sacs 2 per stamen, widely separated, sterile stamens reduced to rudimentary filaments or bearing sterile, long-hairy, appendages; ovary 2-chambered, glabrous, style elongate, bent near tip, stigma barely exserted. Seed: attached at side, 30--40, 1--1.5 mm, seed coat netted, tight-fitting, wavy-crested, dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=32.
Ecology: Coastal scrub; Elevation: < 350 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCo (sw San Diego Co.); Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Aug Note: Threatened by urbanization.
Synonyms: Cordylanthus orcuttianus A. Gray
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & David C. Tank
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Dicranostegia
Next taxon: Kopsiopsis
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax & David C. Tank 2016. Dicranostegia orcuttiana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=93773, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.