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The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

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Names are linked to treatments from the Manual


Key to DICHELOSTEMMA

N.B.: couplets are linked, e.g., 1. is linked to 1'.

  1. Flower long-cylindric; umbel open; perianth red and green
D. ida-maia
  1' Flower bell-shaped to salverform; umbel dense; perianth not red and green
 
    2. Inflorescence weak, twining; perianth pink; stamen-like staminodes alternate fertile stamens
D. volubile
    2' Inflorescence self-supporting; perianth blue, purple, or white; staminodes 0
 
      3. Fertile stamens 6 (3 smaller); perianth tube not narrowed above ovary
D. capitatum
        4. Bracts generally dark purple; flowers generally > 6; pedicels generally < bracts
subsp. capitatum
        4' Bracts whitish or streaked purple; flowers 2–5; pedicels > bracts
subsp. pauciflorum
      3' Fertile stamens 3, equal; perianth tube narrowed above ovary
 
        5. Inflorescence a dense raceme; anther appendages deeply notched
D. congestum
        5' Inflorescence an umbel; anther appendages truncate or rounded
D. multiflorum


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