Myosurus nitidus

Eastwood

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 32: 194. 1905.

EndemicIllustrated
Synonyms: Myosurus egglestonii Wooton & Standley
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Herbs, 1-1.9 cm. Leaf-blades linear or very narrowly oblanceolate, 0.6-1.2 cm. Inflorescences: scape 0.5-0.9 cm. Flowers: sepals sometimes strongly veined, scarious margins narrow or broad; petal claw 3 times as long as blade. Heads of achenes 8-17 × 2-2.5 mm, exserted from leaves. Achenes: outer face orbiculate to rhombic, 0.8-1 × 0.6-0.8 mm, 1-1.3 times as high as wide, not bordered; beak 0.8-1 mm, 0.8-1.2 as long as outer face of achene, diverging (sometimes weakly) from outer face of achene, heads of achenes thus ±roughened by projecting achene beaks.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Under sagebrush
Elevation: 1800-2100 m

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... more about "Myosurus nitidus"
Alan T. Whittemore +
Eastwood +
cuneate +, truncate +  and cordate +
straight +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
oblanceolate +
globose;cylindric +
Ariz. +, Colo. +  and N.Mex. +
1800-2100 m +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
sessile +  and aggregate +
Under sagebrush +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
axillary +  and terminal +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
tapering +  and filiform +
palmate +  and pinnate +
incised;toothed;incised;toothed;entire +
broad;narrow +
1-1.3 times as high as wide +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br /> (0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br />) +
3 times as long as blade +
distinct +
conspicuous +
reduced +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Flowering spring. +
10 +  and 400 +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
not arillate +  and stalked +
with scarious margins;green +
not persistent +
distinct +
3 +  and 6 +
oblong +  and elliptic lanceolate or oblanceolate +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
faceted +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
persistent +
Myosurus egglestonii +
Myosurus nitidus +
Myosurus +
species +
herbaceous +  and woody +