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Published In: Novon 13(4): 384. 2003. (Novon) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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4. Boechera bodiensis (Rollins) Al-Shehbaz, Novon 13: 384. 2003; Arabis bodiensis Rollins, Contr. Gray Herb. 212: 113. 1982. TYPE: United States, California, Mono Co., 2 mi. NW of Masonic, 5.9 mi. from Bridgeport-Sweetwater highway, loose soil of old mine, 8100 ft., 3 Aug 1945, I. L. Wiggins & R. C. Rollins 536 (holotype, GH!; isotypes, DS!, GH!, UC!).

     Plants long-lived, cespitose perennials with somewhat woody caudices, lacking crowded, persistent leaf bases; apomictic, with spheroid pollen. Stems usually 1 per caudex branch, arising near ground surface from center of basal rosettes, 1.5–3.5 dm, lower parts with many short-stalked, 5–10-rayed trichomes to 0.7 mm, upper parts sparsely pubescent to glabrous. Leaves at stem bases narrowly oblanceolate, 1–3 mm wide, entire, ciliate proximally with trichomes to 0.7 mm, blade surfaces densely pubescent with short-stalked, 5–10-rayed trichomes 0.08–0.25 mm; cauline leaves 4–9, not concealing stem, the uppermost pubescent, with auricles 0.5–2.0 mm. Inflorescences mostly unbranched, 8–25-flowered; fruiting pedicels 3–7 mm, ascending to divaricate-ascending, straight, with appressed, branched trichomes. Flowers ascending at anthesis; sepals pubescent; petals lavender to purple, 4–5 ´ ca. 1 mm, glabrous; ovules 48–68 per fruit. Fruits 4.0–6.2 cm ´ 1.2–1.8 mm, divaricate-ascending, not appressed to rachises, not secund, straight or curved, with parallel edges, glabrous; style 0.1–0.2 mm. Seeds uniseriate, 1–1.5 ´ 0.8–1.2 mm; wing continuous, 0.1–0.15 mm wide.

Flowering: Jul–Aug.

Habitat: loose soil and crevices of igneous rock.

Elevation: 2400–2900 m.

Distribution: United States (California, Nevada).

Reproductive mode: apomictic triploid.


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