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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2013)
Genus Hackelia Opiz in Bercht.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Boehm. 2(2): 146, 1838.
Description Herbs, mostly perennial, rarely biennial or annual, ? glabrous to pubesscent. Leaves alternate, mostly narrow, entire, the basal ones sometimes long petiolate. Inflorescences raceme-like, scorpioid, tending to elongate in age, bracts absent or leaf-like on the lower flowers. Flowers perfect, mostly actinomorphic or weakly zygomorphic; calyx of 5 sepals, ? free or connate basally; corolla salverform to funnelform, white or blue, often with a yellow center, 5-lobed, the lobes equal or ? unequal, 5 faucal appendages variously developed; stamens 5, included, the filaments short, the anthers linear; ovary 4-lobed, distinctly so, gynobase disc-like and somewhat lobed, the style simple and gynobasic, the stigma capitate. Fruit 4 nutlets, medially adnate to the gynobase, the scar conspicuous, tnhe dorsal side with glochidiate spines, the spines larger along the margins, sometimes 2 of the nutlets with short spines and 2 with longer spines.
Habit Herbs
Distribution A genus of about 30 species, widely distributed, but centered in western North America. One species is found in Panama.
Reference Johnston, I. M. Studies in the Boraginaceae. I. Restoration of the genus Hackelia. Contr. Gray Herb. 68: 43-48, 1923.
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