Physaria eriocarpa

Grady & O’Kane

Novon 17: 184, fig. 3. 2007.

Common names: Sheep Mountain bladderpod
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 636. Mentioned on page 621.

Perennials; caudex branched, (thickened, cespitose); densely pubescent, trichomes 5- or 6-rayed, rays slightly fused at base, furcate or bifurcate, (tuberculate throughout). Stems few from base, well-exserted from basal leaves, 0.4–1(–1.2) dm. Basal leaves: blade (erect), obovate to orbicular, 1.5–2.5 cm, (base evidently distinct from petiole), margins entire, (folded). Cauline leaves: blade spatulate, margins entire. Racemes compact, subumbellate. Fruiting pedicels (ascending, curved to slightly sigmoid), 5–8 mm. Flowers: sepals (pale yellow), 4–5 mm; petals lingulate, 6–7 mm. Fruits ovoid to ellipsoid, slightly inflated, (apex not compressed), 3–4 mm; valves pubescent, trichomes erect on mature fruits, (± appearing fuzzy); ovules 8 per ovary; style 4–5 mm, (glabrous). Seeds plump.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Windswept ridge lines and mountain peaks in limestone rubble and cobbles
Elevation: 2600-3000 m


Of conservation concern.

Physaria eriocarpa is known from Sheep Mountain.

Selected References


Lower Taxa