Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 343, Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata  
 

 

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  Boraginaceae Amsinckia tessellata tessellata
Photographed 10 May 2015.

Coll. No. 343, 20 April 2004, characters observed: Annual, to 30 cm.; Stem hairy, Leaf, alternate, 65 mm. × 14 mm., entire, hairy; Inflorescence, coiled raceme-like spikes; Calyx lobes 3, 2 are notched at tip, white hairy; Corolla, short (8 mm. when dry), orange; Receptacle (should be conical, since the scar is lateral, but not as conspicuous as in Cryptantha); Anthers (fill floral tube and are probably appressed to stigma); Nutlets, #3, deltate, 3 mm. × 2.5 mm. × 1.5 mm., erect, scar lateral, exposed, flat, without thick rim, surface cobblestone-like, margin prickles 0.

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