Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fagonia laevis (California Fagonia, Smooth-Stem Fagonia)

3/4/17 Shaver's Valley, Eastern Riverside County, CA

 3/4/17 Shaver's Valley, Eastern Riverside County, CA

3/4/17 Shaver's Valley

4/3/11 Shaver's Valley


COMMON NAME: California Fagonia, Smooth-Stem Fagonia

SPECIES: Fagonia laevis

FAMILY: Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/3/2011

LOCATION: Shaver's Valley, Eastern Riverside County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Shrub < 1 m, intricately branched. 

Leaf: leaflets 3--9 mm, generally < petiole, 1--4 mm wide. 

Flower: +- 1 cm wide. 

Fruit: 4--5 mm wide, minutely strigose or hairy, rarely glandular or glabrous; style 1--2 mm, wider at base. 

Ecology: Rocky hillsides, sandy washes; 

Elevation: < 1200 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: D; 

Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah, northwestern Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Mar--May, Nov--Jan 

Note: Further study needed to determine if Fagonia longipes Standl. [Fagonia californica Benth. subsp. longipes (Standl.) Felger & C.H. Lowe] (minute, glandular hairs on fruits) represents a distinct evolutionary lineage. 

Synonyms: Fagonia californica Benth. subsp. laevis (Standl.) Wiggins

eFlora Treatment Author: Duncan M. Porter

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