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27. Streptanthus oblanceolatus T. W. Nelson & J. P. Nelson, Madroño. 56: 127, fig. 1. 2009.

Biennials; (glaucous), glabrous throughout. Stems: (base woody), virgately branched distally, 5-10 dm. Basal leaves rosulate; petiolate; blade oblanceolate, 3.5-7 cm, margins coarsely dentate distally. Cauline leaves: blade linear-lanceolate, 2-10 cm, (much smaller distally), base auriculate, margins entire. Racemes bracteate below or between proximalmost 1 or 2 flowers, (lax). Fruiting pedicels ascending, 3-6 mm, (strongly expanded at receptacle). Flowers: calyx shape unknown; sepals yellow, 8-9 mm, slightly keeled, (apex acuminate, recurved); petals yellowish, 12-16 mm, blade 4-5 × 0.5-1 mm, (adaxial pair slightly longer), margins not crisped, claw 7-9 mm, wider than blade, (apex recurved); stamens in 3 unequal pairs; filaments: abaxial pair (distinct), 9-11 mm, lateral pair 7-9 mm, adaxial pair (connate distal to middle of their length), 13-16 mm; anthers: abaxial and lateral pairs fertile, 3-3.5 mm, adaxial pair sterile, ca. 1 mm. Fruits divaricate ascending, torulose, flattened, 4-8 cm × 1.5-2 mm; replum straight; ovules per ovary unknown; style to 1 mm; stigma entire. Seeds oblong, ca. 2 × 1 mm; wing distal.

Flowering Jun-Jul. Cliffs and canyon walls in conifer forests; of conservation concern; ca. 400 m; Calif.

Streptanthus oblanceolatus is known from Box Canyon, Trinity River, Trinity County.


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