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Enemion savilei (Calder & Roy L. Taylor) Keener
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Enemion savilei (Calder & Roy L. Taylor) Keener
Queen Charlotte Island false rue anemone

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Symbol: ENSA
Group: Dicot
Family: Ranunculaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
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ISSA2 Isopyrum savilei Calder & Roy L. Taylor


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Magnoliidae
Order Ranunculales
Family Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Genus Enemion Raf. – false rue anemone
Species Enemion savilei (Calder & Roy L. Taylor) Keener – Queen Charlotte Island false rue anemone

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4. Enemion savilei (Calder & R. L. Taylor) Keener, Castanea. 45: 278. 1980.

Isopyrum savilei Calder & R. L. Taylor, Madroño 17: 70. 1963

Stem 10-35 cm, strongly rhizomatous; roots fibrous. Leaves abaxially glabrous; leaflets irregularly 2-3-lobed, lobes often with 1-3 secondary lobes; apex rounded, with shallow glandular notches. Inflorescences axillary, flowers solitary or occasionally in loose 2-flowered leafy cymes; peduncle not strongly clavate. Flowers: sepals (10-)12.6-15(-16.8) × (6.9-)8.2-10.2(-11.2) mm; stamens 40-60; filaments filiform to club-shaped, 5-8 mm. Follicles sessile, upright to widely divergent; body oblong, 11-15 mm, abruptly contracted into style beak; beak 0.8-1.7 mm. Seeds 2-2.5 mm, glabrous. 2 n = 14.

Flowering spring. Moist, shady, rocky crevices and talus slopes; 100-1000 m; B.C.

This distinctive species was discovered in 1957 on the Queen Charlotte Islands and was thought to be endemic to those islands. Subsequently it has been found on the Brooks Peninsula on the west coast of Vancouver Island and on Porcher Island, south of Prince Rupert (T. C. Brayshaw 1989).

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