Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pectocarya recurvata (Recurved Pectocarya, Curvenut Combseed)

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

 3/4/17 Shaver's Valley

3/4/17 Shaver's Valley


COMMON NAME: Recurved Pectocarya, Curvenut Combseed

SPECIES: Pectocarya recurvata

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/4/2017

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


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Stem: ascending to erect, 3.5--21 cm. 

Inflorescence: pedicels in fruit 2--3 mm. 

Fruit: nutlets 2.5--4 mm, linear, coiled to recurved; margin teeth free +- to base, linear (or width at base < length). 

Ecology: Shelter of rocks, bases of shrubs, occasionally roadsides, creosote-bush scrub, Joshua-tree woodland; 

Elevation: 10--1600 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: s SN, n TR, W&I, D; 

Distribution Outside California: to southern Utah, southwestern New Mexico, northern Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Feb--May 

eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley

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