Cleomella plocasperma

S. Watson

Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 33. 1871

Synonyms: Cleomella oöcarpa A. Gray Cleomella plocasperma var. mojavensis (Payson) Crum ex Jepson Cleomella plocasperma var. stricta Crum ex Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 213. Mentioned on page 210, 212.
Plants 10–55(–85) cm. Stems sparsely branched distally (central stem dominant); glabrous. Leaves: stipules (scarious) 0.5–1 mm; petiole 0.8–2 cm; leaflet blade linear-elliptic, 1.5–4.5 × 0.2–0.7 cm, thin, margins entire, apex acute, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences racemes, terminating stems and branches, 1–15 cm (2–20 cm in fruit); bracts unifoliate, 5–25 mm. Pedicels ascending in fruit, 5–10 mm (6–12 mm in fruit). Flowers: sepals green, lanceolate, 0.9–2.2 × 0.5–0.7 mm, glabrous; petals yellow or orange, oblong, 3.5–5(–7) × 1.4–1.6(–2) mm, hairy abaxially; stamens yellow, 8–12 mm; anthers 1.5–1.9 mm; gynophore ascending, 6–10 mm in fruit; ovary rhomboidal, 1–1.5 mm; style 0.8–1.2 mm. Capsules ovoid to rhomboidal, 2.5–5 × 2.5–6(–8) mm, glabrous. Seeds 2–4, silver-gray with black mottling, globose, 2–2.2 mm, smooth.

Phenology: Flowering mid spring–fall.
Habitat: Wet alkaline meadows, greasewood flats, around thermal springs
Elevation: 800-1400 m

Distribution

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Calif., Idaho, Nev., Oreg., Utah.

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Facts about "Cleomella plocasperma"
AuthorStaria S. Vanderpool +
AuthorityS. Watson +
DistributionCalif. +, Idaho +, Nev. +, Oreg. + and Utah. +
Elevation800-1400 m +
HabitatWet alkaline meadows, greasewood flats, around thermal springs +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering mid spring–fall. +
Publication titleBotany (Fortieth Parallel), +
Publication year1871 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V7/V7 292.xml +
SynonymsCleomella oöcarpa +, Cleomella plocasperma var. mojavensis + and Cleomella plocasperma var. stricta +
Taxon familyCleomaceae +
Taxon nameCleomella plocasperma +
Taxon parentCleomella +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 7 +