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Key to Camissoniopsis

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

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1. Perennial herb or subshrub; ± coastal ..... C. cheiranthifolia

2. Perennial herb; hairs rarely dense and silvery; style 6–9 mm; petals 6–11 mm; stigma surrounded by anthers ..... subsp. cheiranthifolia

2' Subshrub; hairs generally dense and silvery; style 13–23 mm; petals (10)12–20 mm; stigma exceeding anthers ..... subsp. suffruticosa

1' Annual or short-lived  herb; inland or coastal

3. Stigma exceeding anthers ..... C. bistorta

3' Stigma generally surrounded by anthers

4. Fruit stout, 2.8–3.5 mm wide at base, deeply grooved ..... C. guadalupensis subsp. clementina

4' Fruit not especially stout, 0.7–2.2 mm wide at base, not deeply grooved

5. > 25% of pollen grains 4–5-angled (visible with light microscopy)

6. Inflorescence hairs nonglandular; 25–60% of pollen grains 4–5-angled – SCoRO (Monterey Co.) ..... C. luciae

6' Inflorescence hairs both glandular and other types nonglandular; 70–100% of pollen grains 4–5-angled

7. Fruit 1.3–1.6 mm wide, ± , drying ± 4-angled; SCoR (Monterey, San Luis Obispo cos.) ..... C. hardhamiae

7' Fruit 1.5–2 mm wide, 4-angled; ChI, PR ..... C. robusta

5' < 5% of pollen grains 4–5-angled (visible with light microscopy)

8. Fruit conspicuously 4-angled, 1.8–2.2 mm wide – SCo, w PR ..... C. lewisii

8' Fruit cylindric or weakly 4-angled when fresh, 0.7–1.8 mm wide

9. Petioles of distal leaves < 25 mm; fruit < 5-coiled ..... C. ignota

9' Petioles of distal leaves 0 or < 2 mm; fruit straight to 3-coiled

10. Plant , ± gray – s SnJV, n slope SnBr, D ..... C. pallida

11. Petals 6.5–13 mm;  3.8–4.2 mm; style 6.5–10.5 mm ..... subsp. hallii

11' Petals 2–6.5 mm; hypanthium 1–3 mm; style 2.1–6.5 mm ..... subsp. pallida

10' Plant not strigose, ± gray or not

12. Fruit 0.7–0.9 mm wide; distal leaves narrowly  to ovate; stem  ..... C. hirtella

12' Fruit 0.8–1.8 mm wide; distal leaves narrowly  to narrowly ovate; stem ±  or 

13. Distal leaves generally narrowly lanceolate; inflorescence hairs generally nonglandular ..... C. micrantha

13' Distal leaves lanceolate to narrowly ovate; inflorescence generally with glandular hairs

14. Plant ± gray with  hairs; hypanthium 2–3.8 mm; sepals 3.2–8 mm ..... C. confusa

14' Plant with spreading hairs, but not conspicuously ± gray; hypanthium 1.2–2 mm; sepals 1–2.5 mm ..... C. intermedia


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