Dendromecon harfordii

Kellogg

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 5: 102. 1873

Common names: Island tree-poppy
Endemic
Synonyms: Dendromecon rigida subsp. harfordii (Kellogg) P. H. Raven
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Trees or shrubs, 2-6 m. Leaves 3-8 × 1.5-4.5 cm; blade elliptic, ovate, or oblong; margins entire; apex usually rounded. Flowers: petals 2-3 cm. Capsules curved, 7-10 cm. Seeds 2.5-3 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer (Apr–Jul).
Habitat: Brushy slopes
Elevation: less than 600 m

Discussion

Dendromecon harfordii grows only on the Channel Islands. Plants with paler leaves from the southern islands (extant on Santa Catalina Island, once present on San Clemente Island) have been called D. rigida var. rhamnoides (Greene) Munz [= D. rigida Bentham subsp. rhamnoides (Greene) Thorne] and are considered to be of conservation concern.

References

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Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.