Cistanthe monandra

(Nuttall) Hershkovitz
Phytologia 68: 267. 1990.
Illustrated
Basionym: Calyptridium monandrum Nuttall in J. Torrey and A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1: 198. 1838
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 462. Mentioned on page 461.

Plants annual, taprooted. Stems 2 or more from each rosette, spreading to decumbent, 1.5–18 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; basal withering in fruit, in single, prostrate rosette, blade spatulate, 1–5 cm; cauline leaf blades spatulate, 1–2(–4) cm. Inflor-escences racemose or paniculate cymes, scorpioid when immature, loose. Flowers subsessile; sepals ovate, unequal, 1–2 mm, herbaceous, margins scarious; petals (2–)3, pink to reddish, 1–3 mm; stamens 1(–3), anther yellow; style absent; stigmas 2. Capsules ovoid to cylindric, somewhat falcate, 4–8 mm; valves 2. Seeds 4–10, black, orbicular, 0.3–0.7 mm, shiny. 2n = 44.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Open sandy areas, burns
Elevation: 0-2100 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California).

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Cistanthe monandra"
Walter A. Kelley +, John M. Miller +  and John G. Packer +
(Nuttall) Hershkovitz +
Calyptridium monandrum +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
0-2100 m +
Open sandy areas, burns +
Flowering Mar–Jun. +
Illustrated +
Calyptridium +, Lewisiopsis +  and Spraguea +
Cistanthe monandra +
Cistanthe +
species +