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Key to Marah

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

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

1. Corolla , yellow-green to cream or white; ovaryfruit ± sphericprickles sparse to ± dense, ± stiff, unhooked ..... M. fabacea

1' Corolla ± cup-shaped, white; ovary, fruit generally not spheric, prickles sparse to dense, stiff or flexible, hooked or not

2. Staminate flowers generally < 8 mm wide; herbage glaucous; ovary, fruit ± spheric, prickles sparse to dense, flexible, generally hooked; seeds 1–4, ± spheric ..... M. watsonii

2' Staminate flowers generally > 8 mm wide; herbage not glaucous; ovary, fruit  to  or  to beak, prickles generally dense, stiff or flexible, unhooked; seeds generally 3–24, disk-shaped to ovoid or oblong

3. Ovary, fruit ± spheric, tapered to beak, often striped dark green, prickles sparse to dense, flexible; seeds generally 3–6, disk-shaped, ± flat – NW, SnFrB ..... M. oregana

3' Ovary, fruit oblong, generally not tapered to beak, not striped green, prickles ± dense, stiff; seeds generally > 6, ovoid to oblong, occasionally flat at 1 end

4. Corolla deeply cup-shaped; seeds flat at 1 end; c&s SNF, Teh ..... M. horrida

4' Corolla shallowly cup-shaped; seeds not flat at 1 end; SW, DSon ..... M. macrocarpa


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