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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calandrinia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calandrinia menziesii (Hook.) Torr. & A. Gray
Habit: Annual. Leaf: 1--10 cm, linear to oblanceolate or spoon-shaped, glabrous to +- ciliate. Inflorescence: raceme, short to elongate; pedicel 4--25 mm, generally straight in fruit. Flower: sepals 2.5--8 mm, glabrous to +- ciliate, often puberulent on abaxial midvein; petals generally 5, 4--15 mm, bright pink-purple (white); stamens 3--15. Seed: 10--20, 1--2.5 mm wide, elliptic. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Common. Sandy to loamy soil, grassy areas, cultivated fields; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, w MP, s SNE, n DMtns (Coso Range); Distribution Outside California: to New Mexico, Baja California, introduced in southern hemisphere. Flowering Time: Feb--May Note: According to Hershkovitz (2006), Calandrinia menziesii [Calandrinia ciliata var. menziesii (Hook.) J.F. Macbr.] is available for plants that have been called Calandrinia ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) DC. in western North America, which are phylogenetically distinct (although not very morphologically distinct) from plants going by this name in Central and South America, where the type for the name was collected. In fact, Calandrinia menziesii is most closely related to Calandrinia breweri, whereas Calandrinia ciliata is most closely related to a species in South America.
Unabridged Note: Variable vegetatively, more uniform in flower, fruit, seed.
eFlora Treatment Author: C. Matt Guilliams & John M. Miller
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calandrinia breweri
Next taxon: Calyptridium
Citation for this treatment: C. Matt Guilliams & John M. Miller 2017. Calandrinia menziesii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 2, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=95066, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.