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Cistanthe parryi (A. Gray) Hershkovitz
Calyptridium parryi

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Cistanthe parryi (A. Gray) Hershkovitz
Parry's pussypaws

General Information
Symbol: CIPA7
Group: Dicot
Family: Portulacaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Portulacaceae – Purslane family
Genus Cistanthe Spach – pussypaws
Species Cistanthe parryi (A. Gray) Hershkovitz – Parry's pussypaws

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 4 subspecies of Cistanthe parryi . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Cistanthe parryi</i>
(A. Gray) Hershkovitz var. <i>
(J.T. Howell) Kartesz & Gandhi
Cistanthe parryi var. arizonica
Arizona pussypaws Distribution of <i>
Cistanthe parryi</i>
(A. Gray) Hershkovitz var. <i>
(J.H. Thomas) Kartesz & Gandhi
Cistanthe parryi var. hesseae
Hesse's pussypaws Distribution of <i>
Cistanthe parryi</i>
(A. Gray) Hershkovitz var. <i>
(J.T. Howell) Kartesz & Gandhi
Cistanthe parryi var. nevadensis
Nevada pussypaws Distribution of <i>
Cistanthe parryi</i>
(A. Gray) Hershkovitz var. <i>
parryi </i>
Cistanthe parryi var. parryi
Parry's pussypaws

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5. Cistanthe parryi (A. Gray) Hershkovitz, Phytologia. 68: 268. 1990.

Calyptridium parryi A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 22: 285. 1887; C. parryi subsp. nevadense (J. T. Howell) Munz; C. parryi var. arizonicum J. T. Howell; C. parryi var. nevadense J. T. Howell

Plants annual, taprooted. Stems 2 or more from each rosette, spreading to ascending, 2-11 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; basal in single, prostrate rosette; blade spatulate, 1-3 cm. Inflorescences paniculate or racemose scorpioid cymes, becoming secund, open to dense. Flowers subsessile; sepals ovate, orbiculate, or reniform, unequal, 2-5 mm, margins scarious; petals 3(-4), white or pinkish, 1.5-3 mm; stamens 1-3, anther yellow; style absent; stigmas 2. Capsules ovoid to cylindric, 3-7 mm; valves 2. Seeds 10-15, black, orbicular, 0.6-0.7 mm, shiny. 2 n = 44.

Flowering Jun-Jul. Open, sandy areas, chaparral, woodlands; 700-3400 m; Ariz., Calif.; Mexico (Baja California).

Some authorities recognize varietal segregates in this species based on minor characters that appear to exhibit much variation from population to population; they are not treated in this account.

Updated: 2020-05-30 18:29:19 gmt
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