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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Rhinotropis

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

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1. Inflorescence thornless

2. Flowers 2.5–5 mm, ± cleistogamouskeel petal beakless ..... R. californica (2)

2' At least some flowers > 7 mm, opening, keel petal beaked

3. Flower 9–14.5 mm (occasionally 2.5–5 mm cleistogamous flowers near plant base), keel petal beak , generally notched or contorted, ± 0.7–1 mm diam near tip; aril glabrous ..... R. californica (2)

3' Flower 7–14 mm, of 1 kind, keel petal beak , ± 0.2 mm diam near tip; aril hairy ..... R. cornuta

4. Flower 8.5–14 mm, wings dense-puberulent; upper sepal generally  to  ..... var. cornuta

4' Flower 7–11.2 mm, wings generally , surface glabrous or  only near tip; upper sepal generally rounded to  ..... var. fishiae

1' Inflorescence thorn-tipped

5. Flower 2.5–5.3 mm, wings cream or ± green; twigs densely hairy

6. Pedicels, outer sepals, and leaves spreading-hairy ..... R. acanthoclada

6' Pedicels glabrous; outer sepals glabrous or ciliate, occasionally sparsely hairy near tip;  hairs incurved or  ..... R. intermontana

5' Flower 6–13.5 mm, wings pink; twigs glabrous to short-stiff-hairy

7. Keel petal beak prominently notched below; seeds hairier near aril ..... R. heterorhyncha

7' Keel petal beak entire or ± jagged; seeds generally evenly hairy ..... R. subspinosa


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