Friday, February 9, 2018

Taraxia subacaulis (Northern Suncup, Long-Leaved Suncup)

7/7/07 Meadow off Hwy. 108W (Sonora Pass Hwy.), 
Left side of road just west of Sonora Pass Historical Marker, elevation 9,624' 
Sierra Nevada, Stanislaus National Forest, Mono County, CA


COMMON NAME: Northern Suncup, Long-Leaved Suncup

SPECIES: Taraxia subacaulis

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)


LOCATION: Meadow off Hwy. 108W (Sonora Pass Hwy.), left side of road just west of Sonora Pass Historical Marker, elevation 9,624'. Sierra Nevada, Stanislaus National Forest, Mono County, CA

Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant +- fleshy, +- glabrous. 

Leaf: blade 20--220 mm, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, +- entire to irregularly pinnately lobed, rarely sparsely and minutely strigose; petiole 10--120 mm. 

Flower: erect; hypanthium 1.5--3 mm; sepals 4.1--13 mm; petals 5--16 mm; sterile tip of ovary 15--80 mm. 

Fruit: 11--28 mm, linear-ovoid, 4-angled, barely swollen by seeds, +- straight or slightly curved, leathery; pedicel 0--10 mm. Seed: 1.3--1.9 mm, pitted, pale brown. 

Ecology: Moist meadows, generally clay soils; 

Elevation: 450--2600 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: SN, GB; 

Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Montana, Colorado. Flowering Time: May--Jul 

Synonyms: Camissonia subacaulis (Pursh) P.H. Raven; Oenothera subacaulis (Pursh) Garrett; Oenothera subacaulis var. taraxacifolia (S. Watson) Jeps.; 

eFlora Treatment Author: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera, treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner

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