Arabis mcdonaldiana


Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 30: 488, unnumb. fig. (p. 489). 1903

Synonyms: Arabis blepharophylla var. mcdonaldiana (Eastwood) Jepson Arabis serpentinicola Rollins
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 265. Mentioned on page 258, 264.
Perennials; (caudex simple or branched, covered with persistent petiolar remains); usually glabrous, rarely sparsely pubescent, trichomes simple, (to 0.5 mm), not bulbous-based. Stems simple or few from base (caudex), erect, unbranched, (0.6–)1.5–3(–4) dm, (glabrous). Basal leaves: petiole 0.3–1.5 cm; blade oblanceolate to obovate, (0.5–)1–3(–4) cm × (2–)3–6(–10) mm, margins entire, repand, or obtusely dentate, apex obtuse, surfaces sometimes with individual trichomes terminating some or all leaf teeth. Cauline leaves (2 or) 3–5 (or 6); blade oblong, 0.3–1(–1.2) cm × 1–3 mm, base not auriculate, margins entire or repand, apex obtuse, surfaces glabrous. Racemes simple, (dense). Fruiting pedicels ascending to suberect, 3–10(–13) mm. Flowers: sepals (purple), oblong, 4–8 × 1.5–2.5 mm, lateral pair saccate basally; petals purple, spatulate, 8–16 × 2–5 mm, apex obtuse; filaments 4–8 mm; anthers oblong, 1.5–2 mm. Fruits ascending to suberect, not torulose, sometimes slightly curved, 2–4 cm × 1.5–2 mm; valves each with prominent midvein extending full length; ovules 20–34 per ovary; style 0.3–1.5 mm. Seeds narrowly winged distally or, rarely, not winged, oblong, 1.5–2.2 × 1–1.3 mm, wing 0.1–0.2 mm wide.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jun.
Habitat: Serpentine scrap and slopes, red serpentinized soil
Elevation: 200-1800 m


Of conservation concern.

Arabis mcdonaldiana is known in California from Del Norte, Mendocino, and Siskiyou counties, and in Oregon from Curry and Jackson counties. It is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Arabis mcdonaldiana"
AuthorIhsan A. Al-Shehbaz +
AuthorityEastwood +
DistributionCalif. + and Oreg. +
Elevation200-1800 m +
HabitatSerpentine scrap and slopes, red serpentinized soil +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering May–Jun. +
Publication titleBull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Publication year1903 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V7/V7 354.xml +
SynonymsArabis blepharophylla var. mcdonaldiana + and Arabis serpentinicola +
Taxon familyBrassicaceae +
Taxon nameArabis mcdonaldiana +
Taxon parentArabis +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 7 +