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Nemacladus tenuis var. tenuis
Nemacladus tenuis var. tenuis
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0410 1621 (2010-04-25)

Copyright © 2010 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  Mar 31, 2010
  • location   Elephant Trees area, Anza Borrego Desert State Park (San Diego County, California, US)
  • family Campanulaceae
  • notes   A detail of the basal rosette and lower stem of Nemacladus tenuis var. tenuis, with the inset bringing attention to the stem.

    Below are some remarks on key characters of this taxon. These refer to the excellent new key for the genus here.

    1) Note the dull, grayish color of the main stem (between the basal rosette and the upper branches, which become reddish). From the key (couplet 5/5'), this is a common character of N. rubescens and N. tenuis, which can be seen in these two CalPhotos images of: N. rubescens, and N. tenuis var. aliformis. On the plant shown in this post, the main stem is not as 'silvery-gray' as those of the images just linked too, so perhaps this plant falls under the qualification ''rarely dark'' in couplet 5 of the key.

    2) The basal leaves here are pinnately toothed, as compared to the entire rosette leaves of N. rubescens, as mentioned in couplet 6/6' of the key.

  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

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