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Streptanthus glandulosus ssp. pulchellus; Nicasio Jewelflower   

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Streptanthus glandulosus ssp. pulchellus
Streptanthus glandulosus ssp. pulchellus
Nicasio Jewelflower
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0616 1335 (2016-06-19)

Copyright © 2016 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  Jun 18, 2016
  • location   Nicasio Ridge (Marin County, California, US)
  • family Brassicaceae
  • notes   Late stage, much-branched individual of Streptanthus glandulosus ssp. pulchellus, growing on serpentine substrate within an opening among low-growing Ceanothus decornutus shrubs on the west-facing slope of the ridge just south-east of Black Mountain, and south of the west end of Nicasio Reservoir. The fruits are more-or-less secund (and clearly flat parallel to the suture, a character separating Streptanthus from Caulanthus...though one that often only works well if you have mature fruit!).

    Note that some botanists consider the Nicasio Streptanthus to be distinct from other populations of S. g. ssp. pulchellus (e.g. in having calyces brighter pink (rather than purplish), with few or no bristles, and more pronounced ''flanges'') and believe it may be deserving of a different taxonomic name at some subspecific rank.

  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Nicasio Jewelflower (photographer)
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