All Floras      Advanced Search
FNA Vol. 8 Page 269, 270, 273, 274 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 8 | Primulaceae | Dodecatheon

4. Dodecatheon clevelandii Greene, Pittonia. 1: 213. 1888.

Primula clevelandii (Greene) Mast & Reveal

Plants (7-)10-40 cm; scape glabrous, usually glandular-puberulent apically. Caudices not obvious at anthesis; roots tannish; bulblets absent. Leaves (1-)3-18(-20) × 0.5-4(-5) cm; petiole usually slender; blade oblanceolate to spatulate, base usually not decurrent onto stem, narrowing abruptly to petiole, margins usually entire, rarely finely denticulate, surfaces usually glabrous, sometimes with sessile glands. Inflorescences (1-)5-18-flowered; bracts usually narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate, rarely oblanceolate, 3-22 mm, usually glandular, sometimes glabrous. Pedicels 2-5 cm, sparsely to moderately glandular-puberulent. Flowers: calyx light greenish, 5.5-8.5 mm, glandular-pubescent abaxially, tube 1.5-2.5 mm, lobes 5, 3-6 mm; corolla tube yellow with dark maroon, thick, often wavy ring, lobes 5, magenta or white, 6-25(-30) mm; filaments connate, tube yellow or dark maroon to black, 2.5-4 × 3-4 mm; anthers 3-5 mm; pollen sacs yellow or dark purple, connective yellow or maroon to black, transversely rugose; stigma not enlarged compared to style. Capsules yellowish or reddish tan, often suffused with purple, valvate or operculate, cylindric-ovoid, 8-16 × 4-7 mm, glabrous or glandular-puberulent; walls thin, pliable. Seeds without membrane along edges. 2n = 44, 66, 88.

Varieties 4 (4 in the flora): California, nw Mexico.

1 Connectives yellow; filament tubes without yellow or white spot proximal to each anther.   4a Dodecatheon clevelandii var. clevelandii
+ Connectives maroon to black; filament tubes with or without yellow or white spot proximal to each anther   (2)
2 (1) Filament tubes without yellow or white spot proximal to each anther.   4b Dodecatheon clevelandii var. insulare
+ Filament tubes with yellow or white spot proximal to each anther   (3)
3 (2) Pollen sacs usually yellow.   4c Dodecatheon clevelandii var. gracile
+ Pollen sacs usually dark purple.   4d Dodecatheon clevelandii var. patulum

Lower Taxa


Related Objects  
  • Distribution Map
  • Map

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |