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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Physaria

View taxon page for Physaria

(For a list of species in Physaria, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Fruit spectacle-shaped, tip deeply notched, strongly inflated, bladdery ..... P. chambersii

1' Fruit spheric to obovoid, ellipsoid, or obcordate, tip obscurely notched or not, generally not inflated or bladdery

2. Annual or biennial 0 ..... P. tenella

2' Perennial herb, with  or branched caudex

3. Fruit strongly 

4. Fruit compressed perpendicular to septum, obcordate, ± inflated, tip notched to  ..... P. cordiformis

4' Fruit compressed parallel to septum, ellipsoid to obovoid, tip  ..... P. occidentalis subsp. occidentalis

3' Fruit not or only ± compressed

5. Basalcauline leaves ± similar in shape, width; fruit septum complete; valves hairy inside ..... P. ludoviciana

5' Basal, cauline leaves different in shape, width; fruit septum perforated; valves glabrous to sparsely hairy inside ..... P. kingii

6. Fruit tip truncate or ± notched; valves generally sparsely hairy inside ..... subsp. kingii

6' Fruit tip round; valves glabrous inside

7. Style 6–9 mm; seeds 4–8 ..... subsp. bernardina

7' Style (2)2.5–6 mm; seeds 8–16 ..... subsp. latifolia



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