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Calycadenia

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Calycadenia is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae,[1][2] known commonly as the western rosinweeds.[3] They are native to California, especially around the Central Valley.[4] The ranges of two species (C. fremontii + C. truncata) do extend north into Oregon.[5][6]

Description

These are annual herbs variable in size from just a few centimeters tall to well over one meter. They are aromatic. The leaves are alternately arranged except in C. oppositifolia, in which they are opposite. The leaves are narrow and linear in shape, resembling grass leaves. They sometimes have slightly toothed edges. Flower heads are solitary or borne in open arrays or clusters in the leaf axils. The peduncles that hold the flower heads have bracts with one or more tack-shaped glands. The head usually has one or more phyllaries stuck to the ray florets; these often have similar tack-shaped glands. There are one to six ray florets on the head, each with 3 lobes at the tip. They are white, cream, pink, or yellow, and some have a dark red spot near the base. There are up to 25 disc florets in shades of white, cream, pink, or yellow, with anthers that are usually purple or black, sometimes yellow or brown. The fruit is an angular cypsela. Fruits from the disc flowers usually have pappi made up of several scales.[4][5][7]

The gland-dotted bracts on the peduncles are a distinguishing character of the genus.[4] The name Calycadenia comes from the Greek calyx ("cup") and aden ("gland"), and references the tack-shaped glands on these bracts and the phyllaries.[7]

Biology

Most of the species are self-incompatible.[7] The biology of the genus is variable; several species have races that differ in chromosome count but not much in morphology, while several others have races that are different in morphology but all have the same chromosome count.[7]

Species[3][4][5][8][9]
formerly included[10]

References

  1. ^ Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1836. Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive, Enumeratio contracta ordinum generum specierumque plantarum huc usque cognitarium, juxta methodi naturalis, normas digesta 5: 695 in Latin
  2. ^ Tropicos, Calycadenia DC.
  3. ^ a b Calycadenia. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  4. ^ a b c d Carr, G. Calycadenia. Department of Botany. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  5. ^ a b c Calycadenia. The Jepson eFlora 2013.
  6. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  7. ^ a b c d Calycadenia. Flora of North America.
  8. ^ "Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist". Archived from the original on 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  9. ^ Calflora taxon reports, University of California
  10. ^ The Plant List, Calycadenia tenella (Nutt.) Torr. & A.Gray

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Calycadenia: Brief Summary

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Calycadenia is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae, known commonly as the western rosinweeds. They are native to California, especially around the Central Valley. The ranges of two species (C. fremontii + C. truncata) do extend north into Oregon.

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