All Floras      Advanced Search
FNA Vol. 3 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 3 | Papaveraceae | Meconella

2. Meconella denticulata Greene, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 59. 1886.

Meconella oregana Nuttall var. denticulata (Greene) Jepson

Plants 0.3-2.1 dm. Stems erect to decumbent. Leaves 2-30(-40) mm; basal with blade spatulate; proximal cauline whorled, blade linear-spatulate; distal opposite or whorled, blade broadly linear to ovate; petiole to 3 cm; margins entire or occasionally denticulate. Inflorescences: peduncle 1.5-5 cm. Flowers: receptacle ± as long as broad, not expanded into ring beneath calyx; petals white, occasionally with obscure yellowish green patch near base, narrowly ovate, nearly equal, 2-6 × 1-2 mm, apex rounded; stamens 6 in 1 series; filaments ± equal, nearly as broad as anthers, tapering from base; anthers linear-oblong, usually at least 1/2 length of filaments. Capsules to 30 × 2.5 mm. 2 n = 16.

Flowering early-late spring. Moist, partly shaded slopes in chaparral or oak-pine woodlands; 100-1000 m; Calif.

Plants from the southern end of the range tend to have longer anthers and shorter filaments.


Related Objects  
  • Distribution Map
  • Map

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