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Key to Githopsis

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

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1. Corolla , 2.5–3 mm; flowers generally cleistogamousbracts  ..... G. tenella

1' Corolla funnel- to bell-shaped, generally > 3 mm; flowers open; bracts narrower than ovate

2. Corolla showy, 1–1.5 × longer than wide; filament base wider than tip,  ..... G. pulchella

3. Ovary 2.5–5.5 mm; corolla generally < 12 mm ..... subsp. serpentinicola

3' Ovary >= 5.5 mm; corolla generally > 12 mm

4. Ovary obconic, hairs dense, stiff; upper branches 15–30 mm ..... subsp. campestris

4' Ovary cylindric to narrowly obconic, hairs 0, minute, fine, , or coarse; upper branches > 32 mm ..... subsp. pulchella

5. Stemovary hairs 0 or fine, appressed; corolla 10–15 mm ..... var. glabra

5' Stem, ovary  or hairs rough, coarse; corolla 13–24 mm ..... var. pulchella

2' Corolla not showy, 2–4.5 × longer than wide; filament base no wider than tip, glabrous or sparsely ciliate

6. Ovary obconic, ± narrowed at top, base long-tapered;  rarely 0; corolla 4.5–14 mm ..... G. specularioides

6' Ovary cylindric to obconic, narrowed near middle, base swollen; pedicel 0; corolla 1.5–7.5 mm ..... G. diffusa

7. Corolla  white, pale blue, or pale pink, darker when dry

8. Upper stem 0.4–1 mm wide; corolla 5–7.5 mm ..... subsp. candida

8' Upper stem 0.2–0.4 mm wide; corolla 1.5–5 mm ..... subsp. filicaulis

7' Corolla lobes light violet, violet-blue, or light to deep blue

9. Ovary 5–6.5 × longer than wide ..... subsp. diffusa

9' Ovary 2–5 × longer than wide ..... subsp. robusta



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