Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Plants annual, with minute, tuberous bodies; periderm absent. Stems 5-15 cm. Leaves: blades gray, beige, or pink, glaucous; basal blades linear (almost filiform), 3-12 × 0.05-0.1 cm; cauline leaves sessile, blades distinct and spatulate or partially connate into horn shape, 0.2-1.5 cm, or perfoliate, 0.2-1.5 cm wide. Inflorescences 1-bracteate; bract leaflike, 0.5-15 mm. Flowers 6-12 mm diam.; sepals 2-3 mm; petals pink or white, 6-10 mm; ovules 3. Seeds 1-2 mm diam., tuberculate; elaiosome 0.5-1 mm. 2n = 16.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Claytonia nubigena Greene; Montia gypsophiloides (Fischer & C. A. Meyer) Howell; M. perfoliata (Donn ex Willdenow) Howell var. nubigena (Greene) Jepson
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Ecology

Habitat

Moist areas on serpentine in open glades or slopes of chaparral and foothill pine woodlands; 100-1200m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering Feb-May.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Claytonia gypsophiloides

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Claytonia gypsophiloides

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable

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Wikipedia

Claytonia gypsophiloides

Claytonia gypsophiloides is a species of wildflower in the purslane family known by the common names gypsum springbeauty and Coast Range claytonia. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the Coast Ranges from the North Coast Ranges to the Temblor Range. It can usually be found in moist areas with rocky soils, often serpentine. It is an annual herb producing an erect stem 15 to 25 centimeters in maximum height. The fleshy basal leaves are linear in shape and up to 15 centimeters long. The pair leaves at midpoint on the stem vary in shape. They may be linear and separate, fused along one side, or completely fused into a disc surrounding the stem. The leaves are gray-green, beige, or pinkish in color. The stalked inflorescence is up to 15 centimeters long and bears up to 30 flowers. Each has 5 pink and white petals which are oval-shaped with a notched tip.

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Kartesz (1999) lumps Claytonia gypsophiloides (Kartesz 1994) and Claytonia perfoliata var. nubigena (Kartesz 1994) to create this broader concept of Claytonia gypsophiloides than he recognized in 1994.

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