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Published In: Harvard Papers in Botany 11(1): 82–83. 2006. (Harvard Pap. Bot.) Name publication detail

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96. Boechera shevockii Windham & Al-Shehbaz, Harvard Pap. Bot. 11: 82. 2006. TYPE: United States, California, Tulare Co., along ledges of the large rock outcrops, summit of the Needles, Lloyd Meadows Basin, Sequoia National Forest, 8200 ft, 26 Jun 1975, J. R. Shevock 4501 (holotype, CAS).

     Plants long-lived, pulvinate perennials, with woody caudices, with many crowded, persistent leaf bases; sexual, with ellipsoid pollen. Stems 1 per caudex branch, arising near ground surface from center of basal rosettes, 0.5–1.0 dm, lower parts with scattered simple trichomes 0.02–0.10 mm, upper parts similarly pubescent. Leaves at stem bases oblong-oblanceolate, 1–2 mm wide, entire, ciliate distally with simple trichomes 0.02–0.10 mm, blade surfaces glabrous; cauline leaves 3–7, not concealing stem, the uppermost glabrous, without auricles. Inflorescences unbranched, 4–7-flowered; fruiting pedicels 5–9 mm, ascending, straight, glabrous. Flowers ascending at anthesis; sepals glabrous; petals lavender, 4–5 ´ 1.0–1.2 mm, glabrous; ovules 30–34 per fruit. Fruits 2.5–3.0 cm ´ 1.0–1.5 mm, ascending, not appressed to rachises, not secund, straight, with parallel edges, glabrous; style ca. 0.5 mm. Seeds uniseriate, ca. 1.2 ´ 0.8 mm; wing distal or continuous, ca. 0.1 mm wide.

Flowering: Jun.

Habitat: ledges of rock outcrops.

Elevation: ca. 2500 m.

Distribution: United States (California/Tulare County).

Reproductive mode: sexual diploid.


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