Synthyris cordata

(A. Gray) A. Heller

Muhlenbergia 1: 4. 1900.

Common names: Snow queen
Endemic
Basionym: Synthyris reniformis var. cordata A. Gray in W. H. Brewer et al. Bot. California 1: 571. 1876
Synonyms: Veronica californica M. M. Martínez Ort. & Albach
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 299. Mentioned on page 296, 297, 298.

Leaves persistent, some withering in 2d year as new leaves expand; blade ovate to ovate-cordate, 25+ mm wide, leathery, base lobate to cordate, margins incised-crenate, teeth apices acute to obtuse, surfaces glabrous or hairy; basal veins extending into distal 1/2 of blade, lateral-veins 2–4 on each side of midvein. Racemes decumbent, to 14 cm in fruit; sterile bracts usually 0; flowers 5–10, loosely aggregated. Sepals 4. Petals (3 or) 4 (or 5), apex entire or erose; corolla blue, ± regular, campanulate, much longer than calyx, glabrous, tube conspicuous. Stamens epipetalous. Ovaries: ovules 4. Capsules sparsely hairy on margins.


Phenology: Flowering Feb–Apr; fruiting Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Forests.
Elevation: 100–1000 m.

Discussion

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... more about "Synthyris cordata"
erose +  and entire +
Larry D. Hufford +
(A. Gray) A. Heller +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
lobate;cordate +
Synthyris reniformis var. cordata +
ovate;ovate-cordate +
campanulate +
Snow queen +
boat-shaped +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
drupe-like +
100–1000 m. +
curved +  and straight +
5 +  and 10 +
Forests. +
persistent +
new +  and withering +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
ovate;lanceolate +
incised-crenate +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
Flowering Feb–Apr +  and fruiting Mar–Jun. +
Muhlenbergia +
decumbent +  and erect +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br />) +
minute +
ovoid +  and ellipsoid cylindric globular oblong conic disciform patelliform or angled +
adnate +  and free +
epipetalous +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
horizontal;erect +
hairy +  and glabrous +
Veronica californica +
Synthyris cordata +
Synthyris +
species +
compound +  and simple +
gibbous +  and not spurred +
conspicuous +