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3d. MENTZELIA Linnaeus sect. MICROMENTZELIA Urban & Gilg in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 100[III,6a]: 110. 1894.

Larry Hufford

Herbs or subshrubs, perennial. Leaves: basal rosette absent, proximalmost internodes 5 mm; blade without broad basal lobes, margins entire, toothed, or pinnatisect, revolute. Flowers: stamens all fertile, filaments monomorphic, filiform, unlobed; ovules (and seeds) oriented parallel to long axis of ovary. Capsules ovoid to urceolate, straight. Seeds ovoid to bottle-shaped, mostly trigonal, not winged; seed coat cells polygonal, longer than wide, anticlinal walls sinuous.

Species 1: w United States.


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