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Key to Camissonia

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

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1. Inflorescence  or  in fruit ± 0–15 mm; sepals all separating when flower opens

2. Petals 8–18 mm; sepals 5–11 mm; stigma exceeding anthers ..... C. kernensis

3. Plant ± open, sparsely spreading-hairy, sparsely glandular-hairy; leaves not clustered at base; pedicel in fruit ± 0–5 mm ..... subsp. gilmanii

3' Plant compact, densely spreading-hairy, sparsely glandular-hairy; leaves clustered at base; pedicel in fruit 3–15 mm ..... subsp. kernensis

2' Petals 1.8–4 mm; sepals <= 3.8 mm; stigma surrounded by anthers

4. Leaf ± ; plant ± glabrous or minutely , generally sparsely glandular-hairy, rarely sparsely spreading-nonglandular-hairy ..... C. parvula

4' Leaf  or minutely so; plant hairs generally , some glandular

5. Hypanthium 1.3–3 mm; sepals 2.2–3.8 mm; fruit (18)26–50 mm ..... C. pubens

5' Hypanthium 0.8–1.6 mm; sepals 1.2–2 mm; fruit 18–32 mm ..... C. pusilla

1' Inflorescence spike; pedicel in fr ± 0; sepals generally remaining fused in pairs when flower opens

6. Stigma exceeding anthers; sepals 3–8(12) mm; petals (3.5)5–15 mm

7. Leaf  to narrowly  or , ± entire; sepals < 4.2 mm ..... C. sierrae subsp. sierrae (2)

7' Leaf  to narrow-elliptic or -oblanceolate, minutely to coarsely serrate; sepals 3–8(12) mm ..... C. campestris

8. Stem generally  minutely serrate ..... subsp. campestris

8' Stem generally ; leaf coarsely serrate ..... subsp. obispoensis

6' Stigma generally surrounded by anthers; sepals 1.2–4(5.5) mm; petals 2–7 mm

9. Leaf entire (teeth 1–2, small) ..... C. integrifolia

9' Leaf generally minutely serrate (Camissonia sierrae occasionally with only several small teeth)

10. Leaf lanceolate to narrowly ovate or elliptic, base  or rounded ..... C. sierrae

11. Sepals 1.2–3 mm; petal base without red dots; style 2.8–5 mm ..... subsp. alticola

11' Sepals 3–4.2 mm; petal base with 2 red dots; style 4.5–7 mm ..... subsp. sierrae (2)

10' Leaf linear to narrowly elliptic, base  or long-tapered

12. Plant minutely strigose, or some hairs spreading and glandular, or occasionally coarsely spreading and nonglandular toward base; < 10% of pollen grains 4-angled ..... C. strigulosa

12' Plant hairs spreading, generally fine (coarse in Camissonia contorta), often glandular in inflorescence; < 10% or > 30% of pollen grains 4-angled

13. Sepals (3)3.8–5.5 mm; petals (4)4.5–7 mm ..... C. lacustris

13' Sepals 2.5–4 mm; petals 3–5 mm

14. Leaf not (or slightly) blue-green;  ± 1.2 mm; plant nonglandular hairs of 2 types (linear, white; rod-shaped, transparent); < 10% of pollen grains 4-angled; SCoRI ..... C. benitensis

14' Leaf generally blue-green; hypanthium 1.2–2.3 mm; plant nonglandular hairs of 1 type (rod-shaped, transparent); generally > 30% of pollen grains 4-angled; widespread ..... C. contorta

 

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