Micranthes howellii

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Micranthes howellii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Micranthes
Species: M. howellii
Binomial name
Micranthes howellii
(Greene) Small

Micranthes howellii (formerly Saxifraga howellii) is a species of saxifrage[1] known by the common name Howell's saxifrage.[2] It is endemic to the Klamath Mountains of southern Oregon and northern California, where it grows in moist, rocky habitat. It is a perennial herb growing from a caudex, usually with a rhizome system. It produces a basal rosette of leaves with rounded or oval blades edged with dull or sharp teeth or scalloping. Each leaf is up to 6 centimeters long, thick and fleshy, and borne on a short petiole. The inflorescence arises on an erect peduncle up to 20 centimeters tall. An array of branches bear several flowers with small white petals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malcolm McGregor. Saxifrages: A Definitive Guide to the 2000 Species, Hybrids & Cultivars. Timber Press, 2008. p. 319. ISBN 9780881928808
  2. ^ Umberto Quattrocchi. CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms. Synonyms, and Etymology. CRC Press, 1999. p.2395-2396. ISBN 9780849326738

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