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Polanisia dodecandra (L.) DC.


Redwhisker clammyweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderBrassicalesMustard, cabbage, caper, papaya, nasturtiums, many others; most produce mustard oil
FamilyCleomaceaeCaper family
GenusPolanisiaFrom the Greek polys, “many,” and anisos, “unequal,” referring to the stamens
SpeciesdodecandraHaving twelve stamens

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Polanisia dodecandra description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Polanisia dodecandra (redwhisker clammyweed)

8/31/2014 · NM
≈ 6 × 8" (16 × 19 cm)

Polanisia dodecandra (redwhisker clammyweed)

8/31/2014 · NM
≈ 8 × 10" (21 × 25 cm)

Polanisia dodecandra (redwhisker clammyweed)

8/31/2014 · NM
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm)


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