Friday, November 27, 2015

Tiquilia palmeri (Palmer's Crinklemat)


3/7/04 Coyote Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, CA


COMMON NAME: Palmer's Crinklemat, Palmer's Coldenia

SPECIESTiquilia palmeri

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


LOCATION: Coyote Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego  County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Perennial, ± woody; bark white

Stem: branches opposite; hairs ± shaggy

Leaves clustered, grayish strigose; blade 3.5–11 mm, ovate to round, margin ± crenate, veins 2–3 pairs, shallowly sunken, ± 45° from mid vein

Inflorescence bracted; flowers clustered

Flower: calyx 2–3.5 mm, free ± 1/2 length, hairs within short or 0; corolla 5–9 mm, 4–5 mm wide, blue, purple, or lavender; style > calyx, branched 1/2 from tip

Fruit deeply 4-lobed

Seed spheric, smooth, shiny

Ecology: Sandy gravel soils

Elevation: < 900 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Desert (especially w edge Sonoran Desert and near Colorado River) 

Distribution outside California: sw Nevada, w Arizona, n Mexico

Flowering time: Apr–Jun

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