Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Dudleya lanceolata (Lanceleaf Dudleya)

3/1/19 Walker Canyon Trail, Temescal Mountains, Lake Elsinore, 
Riverside County, CA 

3/1/19 Walker Canyon Trail 

 3/1/19 Walker Canyon Trail

 3/1/19 Walker Canyon Trail

3/1/19 Walker Canyon Trail


COMMON NAME: Lanceleaf Dudleya

SPECIES: Dudleya lanceolata

FAMILY: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)


LOCATION: Walker Canyon Trail, Temescal Mountains, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Rosettes 1--3 (8), 3--35 cm wide. 

Stem: generally < 4 cm, 1--3 cm wide, occasionally elongate. 

Leaf: evergreen but few green in droughts, 5--30 cm, 1--4 cm wide, 1.5--6 mm thick, lanceolate to lance-oblong, glaucous or not, base wounding purple-red, 1--3 cm wide, tip acute. 

Inflorescence: peduncle 15--95 cm, 3--12 mm wide; lower internodes > 5 mm; 1° branches (2)3, branched 0--1 ×; terminal branches 2--25 cm, 2--20-flowered; pedicels spreading, 2--12 mm, becoming erect, red or green, not generally pink. 

Flower: sepals 3--6 mm, deltate-ovate; petals 10--16 mm, 3.5--5 mm wide, fused 1--2 mm, elliptic to oblanceolate, acute, yellow to generally red. 

Ecology: Soil or slopes with broken rocks; 

Elevation: 30--1250 m.

Bioregional Distribution: Teh, c CCo (s Santa Cruz Co.), SnFrB, SCoR, SCo, TR, PR, DMtns, DMoj (w edge); 

Distribution Outside California:northern Baja California. 

Flowering Time: Apr--Jul 

Jepson eFlora Author: Stephen Ward McCabe

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