Monday, November 23, 2015

Thysanocarpus curvipes (Hairy Fringepod / Lacepod)

 3/23/02 Trans Preserve Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, 
Riverside County, CA

3/23/02 Trans Preserve Trail, SRP 

3/1/03 Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

4/15/01 Trans Preserve Trail - SRP

3/25/17 Dripping Springs Trail, Agua Tibia Wilderness,
Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County, CA

COMMON NAME: Hairy Fringepod, Lacepod

SPECIES: Thysanocarpus curvipes

FAMILY: Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)


LOCATION: Trans Preserve Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA 


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Stem 1.5–8 dm, branched or not; hairs generally below

Leaves (ob)lanceolate; basal, lower cauline ± petioled or not, 1.5–5(7) cm, dentate to shallowly lobed; middle and upper cauline sessile, entire to dentate, base lobed, clasping stem

Flower: sepals ± 1 mm, often purplish, margin white; petals ± = sepals, narrow, white or purple-tinged

Fruit 5–8 mm, elliptic to round, hairy or not; wing entire, wavy-margined, or crenate, often perforated; rays 0 or ± indistinct; pedicel recurved, 4–7 mm; style 0.5–1.5(2) mm, included in or exserted from sinus

Ecology: Common. Slopes, washes, moist meadows

Elevation: < 1800 m.  

Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province, Desert 

Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Rocky Mtns, Baja California

Flowering time: Mar–May

Varieties  elegans (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) B.L. Rob.,  eradiatus Jeps., and  longistylus Jeps. indistinct

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