Amsinckia eastwoodiae J.F. Macbr.

Family: Boraginaceae

Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)


Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)

Eastwood's fiddleneck

Primary Disseminule Type

fruit segment

Description (diagnostics are in brown)

Fruit composed of four attached nutlets (each a dry, indehiscent, woody, one-seeded fruit segment), 1–4 of which fully develop and detach from each other at maturity.

Nutlet ovate to triangular in outline, slightly dorsiventrally compressed, slightly curved inward longitudinally (C-shaped in lateral view), cross-section trigonous, 2.5–4 mm long x 1.8–2.5 mm wide x ca. 1.5–1.8 mm thick. Surface dull, covered with granular tubercles, glabrous, grayish-brown with orangish-brown and black splotches, with one longitudinal and several transverse ridges on abaxial face, tubercles along ridges sharper than those between ridges.

Nutlet attachment scar on adaxial face, oblong.

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Risk Assessment (codes in yellow or red indicate cause for concern; assessments are current as of mid-2011; click AUQP, NZBORIC, or NZBPI for access to the most recent versions of these databases and possible assessment changes)