The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

    THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER UPDATED
    AND IS MAINTAINED FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY
  • Up-to-date information about California vascular plants is available from the Jepson eFlora.

Names are linked to treatments from the Manual


Key to DITAXIS

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

  1. Plant glabrous
D. californica
  1' Plant hairy, hairs 2-forked, appressed, sometimes simple or glandular
 
    2. Margin of stipules, bracts, and pistillate sepals with stalked glands; inflorescence axis minutely spreading-hairy
D. claryana
    2' Margin of stipules, bracts, and pistillate sepals glabrous or faintly glandular, glands not stalked; inflorescence axis appressed-hairy
 
      3. Subshrub, stems brittle; pistillate sepals ± = petals; fruit appressed-hairy; style lobes expanded
D. lanceolata
      3' Annual or perennial herb (sometimes woody at base), stems not brittle; pistillate sepals clearly > petals; fruit ± spreading-hairy; style branches entire to barely toothed
 
        4. Seeds angled in X-section, clearly pitted; leaves generally lanceolate, not densely hairy, entire to faintly toothed
D. neomexicana
        4' Seeds round in X-section, ± striate, not clearly pitted; leaves generally widely elliptic, densely hairy, clearly toothed distally
D. serrata


University & Jepson Herbaria Home Page |

Copyright by the Regents of the University of California