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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Peritoma

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

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1. Shrubfruit inflated; petals 4–5 mm wide ..... P. arborea

2. Fruit  ..... var. angustata

2' Fruit obovoid or spheric

1' Annual; fruit not inflated; petals < 4 mm wide

4. Plant densely glandular-hairy; fruit , ± flat; sepals awl-shaped, generally 4–6 mm ..... P. platycarpa

4' Plant glabrous or ± so; fruit ± , not ± flat; sepals  to , generally 1.6–3 mm

5. Leaflets generally 3; petals purple (white) ..... P. serrulata

5' Leaflets generally 5; petals golden or pale yellow

6. Fruit 40–60 mm; receptacle in fruit 15–25 mm; petals golden yellow, 10–13 mm; stamens 20–30 mm; plant 5–10(20) dm ..... P. jonesii

6' Fruit 15–40 mm; receptacle in fruit 5–17 mm; petals pale yellow, 5–8 mm; stamens 10–15 mm; plant (1.5)2.5–3 dm ..... P. lutea



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