Novon 13: 385. 2003
Phenology: Flowering May–Jun.
Habitat: Rocky slopes and sandy soil in sagebrush or pinyon-juniper woodlands
Elevation: 1500-1800 m
Of conservation concern.
Morphological evidence suggests that Boechera falcifructa is an apomictic species that arose through hybridization between B. cobrensis and B. fernaldiana. It is more similar to the former, but is distinguished by its gently curved fruiting pedicels (versus strongly recurved or reflexed distally), narrower (1.2–1.5 versus 1.7–2.5 mm) fruits, more (62–80 versus 34–64) ovules per ovary, longer (0.5–1 versus 0.05–0.2 mm) styles, and narrower (0.05–0.1 versus 0.25–0.5 mm) seed wings. Although independently reproducing, B. falcifructa is known only from Elko and Lander counties, where the parental species grow in proximity.
|Author||Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz + and Michael D. Windham +|
|Authority||(Rollins) Al-Shehbaz +|
|Basionyms||Arabis falcifructa +|
|Elevation||1500-1800 m +|
|Habitat||Rocky slopes and sandy soil in sagebrush or pinyon-juniper woodlands +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Phenology||Flowering May–Jun. +|
|Publication title||Novon +|
|Publication year||2003 +|
|Source xml||https://email@example.com/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V7/V7 521.xml +|
|Taxon family||Brassicaceae +|
|Taxon name||Boechera falcifructa +|
|Taxon parent||Boechera +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 7 +|