Sunday, May 28, 2017

Solanum parishii (Parish's Nightshade)

3/24/17 Dripping Springs trailhead, Agua Tibia Wilderness, 
Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County, CA

5/19/17 William Heise County Park, Laguna Mountains, San Diego County, CA


COMMON NAME: Parish's Nightshade

SPECIES: Solanum parishii

FAMILY: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/24/2017

LOCATION: Dripping Springs trailhead, Agua Tibia Wilderness, Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Perennial herb to subshrub, < 10 dm, much-branched, hairs 0 to sparse. 

Stem: angled to ribbed. 

Leaf: 2--7 cm, lanceolate to elliptic, entire, wavy or not, tapered to base. 

Inflorescence: +- umbel-like; pedicels 13--18 mm, > peduncle. 

Flower: calyx 4 mm; corolla 17--22 mm wide, generally blue-purple (white), lobes << tube, each with 2 green spots at base; anthers 3.5--5 mm. 

Fruit: 7--10 mm. 

Seed: +- 2 mm. 

Ecology: Dry chaparral, oak/pine woodland, pine forest; 

Elevation: < 2000 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, ScV (Sutter Buttes), CW, SW, MP; 

Distribution Outside California: southern Oregon, Baja California. 

Flowering Time: Apr--Jul 

Note: May hybridize with Solanum xanti; needs study. 

eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee

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