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Chorizanthe minutiflora
Chorizanthe minutiflora
Fort Ord Spineflower
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0519 0525 (2019-05-11)

Copyright © 2019 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  May 9, 2019
  • location   Fort Ord (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Polygonaceae
  • notes   Habitus image with two plants...note the distinctive yellowish cast of the herbiage (actually more 'regular' green than typically the case here).

    My thumbnail (17.5 mm) gives a sense of scale, as do the diminuitive Psilocarphus tenellus and the browned remains of the Crassula plants. The larger Chorizanthe plant (at right) measured 7.1 cm across. Plants are prostrate in this species, and the two here illustrate a somewhat smaller (upper left) and median (right) diameter within the spectrum of plant sizes for the species.

    Photographed in area G4, per the mapping zones delineated in the 2019 ''Flora of Fort Ord'' by David Styer, who is also a co-author (with Randy Morgan & James Reveal) of the 2014 paper where this Fort Ord endemic was described. Many thanks to David for leading a wonderful visit to see these plants.

  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Fort Ord Spineflower (photographer)
  • Look for Jepson Manual treatments, maps (University & Jepson Herbaria)
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  • The photographer's identification Chorizanthe minutiflora has not been reviewed. Click here to review or comment on the identification.

    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2019 Aaron Schusteff. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact Aaron Schusteff arbonius2[AT] (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)


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