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Spotted Water Hemlock

Cicuta maculata var. bolanderi (S. Wats.) G. A. Mulligan

Comprehensive Description

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Cicuta bolanderi S. Wats. Proe. Am. Acad. 11: 139. 1876
Stout, from a short tuberous base bearing fibrous or fleshy-fibrous roots, 1-3 m. high; leaves oblong to ovate in general outline, excluding the petioles 15-35 cm. long, 10-25 cm. broad, 1-2-pinnate, the leaflets linearto oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, 5-9 cm. long, 8-35 mm. broad, finely to coarsely serrate; petioles 15-45 cm. long; peduncles 4-13 cm. long; involucre of 1-several narrow bracts, or wanting; involucel of several lanceolate, acute bractlets, 2-5 mm. long, shorter than the flowers; rays subequal to very unequal, 2-5 cm. long; pedicels about 4 mm. long; fruit oval, 3-4 mm. long, 2.5-3 mm. broad, constricted at the commissure, the ribs low and corky, subequal in surface display, narrower than the broad, darker-colored intervals, the lateral ribs of the two carpels separated by an interval; oil-tubes large; seed very oily, deeply sulcate under the tubes, the face concave.
Type locality: Suisun, Solano County, California, in salt marshes. Bolander. Distribution: Salt marshes of central and southern California (Davy 6668, Heller 7541).
bibliographic citation
Albert Charles Smith, Mildred Esther Mathias, Lincoln Constance, Harold William Rickett. 1944-1945. UMBELLALES and CORNALES. North American flora. vol 28B. New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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