Synonyms for cistanthe or Related words with cistanthe
Examples of "cistanthe"
monandra (formerly "Calyptridium monandrum") is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name common pussypaws.
is a plant genus which includes most plants known as pussypaws. These are small, succulent flowering plants which often bear brightly colored flowers, though they vary quite a bit between species in appearance. Some species have flowers that are tightly packed into fluffy-looking inflorescences, the trait that gives them their common name. Many are adapted to arid environments, with some able to withstand climates that almost completely lack rainfall. "
" was a genus created to segregate several species previously classified in "Calandrinia". Several species from other closely related genera have been moved into "
" as well.
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parryi: see http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxauthid=1&taxon=1100&cl=1
monosperma (formerly "Calyptridium monospermum") is a perennial plant in the MIner's Lettuce Family (Montiaceae), known by the common name one-seeded pussypaws. It was formerly classified in the Purslane Family (Portulacaceae).
pygmaea, common name pygmy pussypaws, is a plant species endemic to California. It has been reported from Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, Tulare and Fresno Counties, in pine and subalpine forests at elevations of 1900-3550 m.
monandra" is a fleshy, flat annual herb producing short stems which extend along the ground or spread upright from a small taproot. Thick, spoon-shaped leaves occur in a basal rosette at the base of the stem, reaching up to about 5 cm in length. There are smaller leaves along the stems.
The plant grows in the subalpine zone in rocky areas or meadows amongst conifers. Other plants in the habitat may include short-leaved fescue ("Festuca brachypylla"), narrow false oat ("Trisetum spicatum"), Cusick's desertparsley ("Lomatium cusickii"), dwarf mountain fleabane ("Erigeron compositus"), white coil-beak lousewort ("Pedicularis contorta"), and Mt. Hood pussypaws ("
Low growing pussypaws ("
umbellata"), in the purslane family (Portulacaceae), usually grows in damp, partially shaded areas, and can be found up to as high as elevation. It grows in a basal rosette, radiating leaf bearing and flower-head bearing stems that hug the ground. When the ground warms, the stems laying on the ground rise, to a steep angle, lifting the flower heads.
pulchella (formerly "Calyptridium pulchellum") is a rare species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name mariposa pussypaws. It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada foothills of central California, where it is known from only a few scattered occurrences. It grows on barren patches of granite gravel in woodland and grasslands. It is a federally listed threatened species.
pygmaea" is an annual herb. Stems are horizontal, spreading out in various directions from the rootstock, each up to 8 cm long. Leaves are up to 15 mm long. Flowers form dense clusters at the ends of each of the branches. Sepals are egg-shaped and fleshy. The 4 petals are white, each up to 3 mm long, remaining attached to the fruit. Capsule is egg-shaped, about 5 mm across. Seeds are black, round and shiny.
tweedyi" and "Lewisia tweedyi", is now classified in the Montiaceae family. The plant is known by the common names Tweedy's pussypaws, Tweedy's lewisia, or Tweedy's bitterroot. It is endemic to western North America in north-central Washington and adjacent British Columbia. It commonly grows on well-drained slopes often on rocky slopes or in rock crevices from low elevation ponderosa pine sites up to the drier part of the Grand Fir zone of the North Cascades. The flowers usually have a coral, apricot, or pink color.
umbellata (formerly "Calyptridium umbellatum") is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name Mount Hood pussypaws. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Colorado, where it grows in a number of habitat types, including in areas inhospitable to many plant types, such as those with alpine climates. It is a perennial herb forming generally two or more basal rosettes of thick, spoon-shaped leaves each a few centimeters long. The inflorescence arises from the rosette, a dense, spherical umbel of rounded sepals and four small petals.
parryi (formerly "Calyptridium parryi") is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name Parry's pussypaws. It is native to the southwestern United States and Baja California. It is a small annual herb producing spreading stems up to about 11 centimeters long. There is a basal rosette of small, thick, spoon-shaped leaves no more than about 3 centimeters long, with many along the stems as well. The inflorescence is a cluster a few centimeters wide, with each bearing three white petals surrounded by a few thin sepals. The fruit is a capsule less than a centimeter wide.
rosea (formerly "Calyptridium roseum") is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family commonly known as rosy pussypaws. It is native to the western United States from California to Wyoming, where it grows in forest and scrub. It is an annual herb, often reddish or pink in color, producing stems just a few centimeters long. The leaves are located in a rosette at the base and along the stems, and are up to 4 or 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a tiny cluster of white-edged thin sepals and two white petals, each no more than a millimeter long.
quadripetala (formerly "Calyptridium quadripetalum") is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name four-petalled pussypaws. It is endemic to the North Coast Ranges of California, where it is an uncommon member of the serpentine soils flora on the slopes. It is a small annual plant spreading or erect stems each a few centimeters long. There is a basal rosette of small, thick leaves and a few along the stems. The inflorescence is a dense cluster of sepals and four white to pink round petals.
Given that chaparral areas can be waterlogged in the winter, and arid and desert-like in the summer, native plants in these dry elfin forests have adapted accordingly, and are generally much shorter, smaller, and compact than related plants elsewhere. Diminutive plants commonly found in Californian elfin forests include "Portulacaceae" such as Mount Hood pussypaws ("
umbellata") and Alkali heath ("Frankenia salina"), and species of "Aeonium" and bird's-foot trefoil ("Lotus"). Trees and shrubs, such as chamise ("Adenostoma fasciculatum"), manzanita ("Arctostaphylos"), ceanothus, sumac ("Rhus"), sage ("Salvia officinalis"), and scrub-oak ("Quercus berberidifolia") rarely grow more than 20 ft (7m) tall in these communities.
ambigua (formerly "Calandrinia ambigua") is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name desert pussypaws. It is native to the deserts of northern Mexico and Arizona and California in the United States, where it grows in sandy soils. This is an annual herb producing an upright stem to a maximum height of about 18 centimeters. The thick leaves are linear to spoon-shaped and grow along the stem rather than in a basal rosette at the base of the plant. The inflorescence is a tight cluster of white flowers with 3 to 5 petals each a few millimeters long. The fruit is a capsule containing up to 15 minute shiny black seeds.
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