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|Photographer: Aaron Schusteff
ID: 0000 0000 0711 0517 (2011-07-07)
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|date of photo Jun 14, 2011
location East side of Pinnacles National Monument (San Benito County, California, US)notes Growing in an open sandy wash surrounded by chaparral, with a few scattered oaks. |
These plants key well to Nemacladus secundiflorus in the JM2 treatment by Nancy Morin.
Salient key characters leading to species are: Plants erect; ovaries partly inferior in fruit; stems below reddish-brown; corolla white, midveins of lobes pink, tube present and cylindrical.
Determining the variety is less clear. Using my thumbnail (16mm) as a reference, I estimated (photo-metrically) the corolla tube to be 2.7 mm, the lobes 2.4 mm, and the inflorescence bracts 2.7 mm. Also, the few non-whithered leaves I found appeared slight oblanceolate. From the JM2 descriptions, this seems to lead to N. s. var. secundiflorus. However, there are a number of herbarium records from the general area determined as N. s. var. robbinsii, and I could find no such records for N. s. var. secundiflorus. Perhaps clarity here isn't to be expected here...as varieties, by their nature, can tend to grade into one another.keywords: Nemacladus Pinnacles
photo category: Plant - annual/perennial
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|Look for Jepson Manual treatments, maps (University & Jepson Herbaria)View Calflora record for Nemacladus secundiflorusCheck the Plants Database (USDA website)View Encyclopedia of Life record for Nemacladus secundiflorusView all photos in CalPhotos of Nemacladus secundiflorus Check Google Images for Nemacladus secundiflorus |
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