Claytonia umbellata

S. Watson
Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 43, plate 6, figs. 4, 5. 1871.
Common names: Great Basin claytonia
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 475. Mentioned on page 465, 466.

Plants perennial, with globose tubers 10–50 mm diam., mature plants rhizomatous; periderm 5–20 mm. Stems 2–25 cm. Leaves: basal leaves somtimes absent, petiolate, 5–25 cm, blade elliptic to rhombic, 1–3 × 0.2–2 cm; cauline leaves petiolate, blade elliptic to ovate 1.5–5 × 1–3 cm, abruptly tapered at base. Inflorescences ebracteate. Flowers 8–14 mm diam.; sepals 5–7 mm; petals pink to magenta, 6–12 mm; ovules 6. Seeds 1–2 mm, smooth and shiny; elaiosome 1 mm or less. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering May–Aug.
Habitat: North- and east-facing talus and scree slopes of drier mountain areas, subalpine coniferous forests
Elevation: 100-3000 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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John M. Miller +
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Great Basin claytonia +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
100-3000 m +
North- and east-facing talus and scree slopes of drier mountain areas, subalpine coniferous forests +
Flowering May–Aug. +
Botany (Fortieth Parallel), +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Belia +  and Limnia +
Claytonia umbellata +
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