Lewisia kelloggii

K. Brandegee

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 2, 4: 88, plate 4. 1894.

Endemic
Synonyms: Lewisia kelloggii subsp. hutchisonii Dempster Lewisia yosemitana (K. Brandegee) Rydberg Oreobroma kelloggii (Jepson) Rydberg Oreobroma yosemitanum
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 481. Mentioned on page 477.

Taproots gradually ramified distally. Stems erect, 0.5–5 cm. Leaves: basal leaves withering at or soon after anthesis, ± sessile or abruptly or gradually narrowed into broad petiole, blade spatulate to orbiculate, flattened, 1–6.5 (–9) cm, margins entire, apex obtuse, truncate, or retuse; cauline leaves absent. Inflorescences with flowers borne singly on peduncles; bracts 2, ovate to oblong, 5–12 mm, margins glandular-toothed, apex acute. Flowers sessile, not disarticulate in fruit; sepals 2, decussate with bracts, resembling 4-merous calyx, ovatelanceolate to oblanceolate, 5–12 mm, herbaceous, margins irregularly toothed, sometimes glandular, apex acute; petals (5–) 6–9 (–12), white, obovate to oblanceolate, 10–15 mm; stamens 8–15 (–26); stigmas 3–5. Capsules 8 mm. Seeds 12–15, 2 mm, minutely tuberculate.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Sandy or gravelly, usually granitic or volcanic substrates, near melting snow
Elevation: 1300-2400 m

Discussion

Lewisia kelloggii is known only from the central Sierra Nevada, California, and a disjunct population in the Sawtooth Range, Idaho.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Lewisia kelloggii"
Acute (?) +, Retuse (?) +, Truncate (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Mark A. Hershkovitz +  and Sean B. Hogan +
K. Brandegee +
6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
ephemeral +  and evergreen +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br />) +
occasionally dentate;crisped +
spatulate +  and orbiculate +
persistent +
ovate +  and oblong +
subequal +
circumscissile +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (?) +
enlarged +
gradually +  and sessile +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
subumbellate +
Calif. +  and Idaho. +
1300-2400 m +
disarticulate in fruit +  and persistent +
Sandy or gravelly, usually granitic or volcanic substrates, near melting snow +
paniculate +  and racemose +
terminal +  and axillary +
exstipulate +  and secund +
subrosulate +, rosulate +, alternate +, subopposite +  and opposite +
cauline +  and basal +
toothed +  and glandular-toothed +
plurilocular +
connate +  and distinct +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
spatulate +  and orbiculate +
Flowering late spring–early summer. +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. +
estrophiolate +
Black (?) +  and Brown (?) +
1 +  and 50 +
tuberculate +
sculpted +
2 +, 12mm +  and 15mm +
persistent +
ovatelanceolate;oblanceolate +
subequal +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
distinct +  and scarcely connate and/or adnate +
8 (?) +  and 15 (?) +
branched +, simple +  and scapelike +
deciduous +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
3 +  and 5 +
Lewisia kelloggii subsp. hutchisonii +, Lewisia yosemitana +, Oreobroma kelloggii +  and Oreobroma yosemitanum +
Lewisia kelloggii +
species +
fleshy +  and succulent +
15 +, 14 +, 13 +, 12 +, 11 +  and 10 +