Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tiquilia plicata (Plaited Coldenia, Fanleaf Crinklemat)

2/19/05 Hwy. 78, Imperial Sand Dunes, N. Algodones Dunes Wilderness, 
Imperial County, CA


COMMON NAME: Plaited Coldenia, Fanleaf Crinklemat

SPECIES: Tiquilia plicata

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


LOCATION: Hwy. 78, Imperial Sand Dunes, N. Algodones Dunes Wilderness, Imperial County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Perennial, ± woody; rhizome present

Stem: branches opposite, ± glandular

Leaves clustered, white-canescent; blade 3–12 mm, obovate to widely ovate, margin entire, veins 4–7 pairs, deeply sunken

Inflorescence: flowers clustered; bracts 0

Flower: calyx 2–3 mm, free ± total length, hairs within long; corolla 4–6 mm, 2–3 mm wide, blue to lavender; style > calyx, branched 1/2–4/5 from tip

Fruit deeply 4-lobed

Seed ovoid, smooth, shiny

Ecology: Dune sand, sandy gravel flats

Elevation: < 900 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Desert 

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

Flowering time: Apr–Jun

Synonyms: Coldenia p. (Torr.) Coville 

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