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67. Physaria pendula (Rollins) O’Kane & Al-Shehbaz, Novon. 12: 326. 2002.

Snake Range bladderpod

Lesquerella pendula Rollins, Cruciferae Continental N. Amer., 647. 1993

Perennials; caudex simple; densely pubescent, trichomes 5-7-rayed, rays bifurcate or trifurcate. Stems several from base, erect or outer usually decumbent toward base, (from below a terminal tuft of mostly erect leaves, unbranched), 1-2 dm. Basal leaves: blade ovate to elliptic, 2-4 cm, (base gradually narrowed to petiole), margins entire, (surfaces densely pubescent with trichome layers). Cauline leaves (remote, proximal shortly petiolate); blade spatulate to oblanceolate, similar to basal, (base often cuneate), margins entire. Racemes elongated. Fruiting pedicels (recurved), 7-10 mm. Flowers: sepals linear-oblong, 5-7 mm, (lateral pair subsaccate); petals (erect), lingulate, 8-10 mm, (claw barely differentiated from blade). Fruits (usually pendent, sessile), subglobose, slightly flattened (angustiseptate), 4-5 mm; valves densely pubescent, trichomes somewhat spreading; ovules 8-12 per ovary; style 4-5 mm. Seeds plump, (mucilaginous when wetted).

Flowering May-Jun. Limestone gravel and cobbles, typically with junipers; of conservation concern; 1700-2100 m; Nev.


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