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Noun1.Calandrinia - large genus of low-growing herbs; widespread throughout tropical and warm temperate regions having usually basal leaves and panicles of purplish ephemeral flowers
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
family Portulacaceae, Portulacaceae, purslane family - family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas
rock purslane - a plant of the genus Calandrinia
Calandrinia ciliata, red maids, redmaids - succulent carpet-forming plant having small brilliant reddish-pink flowers; southwestern United States
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La vegetacion asociada estuvo dominada por especies arbustivas y comunidades de gramineas como: Baccharis odorata, Parastrephia quadrangularis, Senecioyauyensis, Lupinus condensiflorus, Calamagrostis heterophylla, Calamagrostis vicunarum y Nassella brachyphylla; ademas de hierbas pequenas asociadas a formaciones rocosas como: Senecio evacoides, Senecio culcitioides, Werneria nubigena, Astragalus pickeringii y Calandrinia acaulis.
Low-water, gray-blue succulents--including swaths of Senecio mandraliscae and a high-impact, sculptural aloe 'Hercules'--cool down the bright, bee-favored blossoms of Verbena bonariensis, Calandrinia spectabilis, and California poppies.
At Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC), researcher Lindsey Hendricks-Franco, a doctoral candidate in integrative biology at UC Berkeley, is investigating the postfire nitrogen cycling roles played by ephemeral herbaceous plants such as whisperingbells (Emmenanthe penduliflora) and Brewer's redmaids (Calandrinia breweri) and by herbivores -- black-tailed deer, rodents and rabbits.
alkali-mallow Miner's Lettuce Montiaceae Family Calandrinia ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) DC.
Important species in the more-arid areas included winter annuals such as globe mallows (Sphaeralcea), native and nonnative mustard species (Brassica, Sisymbrium, Lesquerella, Descurainia), nievitas (Coryphantha), plantains (Plantago), filaree (Erodium cicutarium), California poppy (Eschscholzia mexicana), broadleaf combseed (Pectocarya platycarpa), and red-maids (Calandrinia ciliata).
Similar epidermal cell pattern is also reported in Calandrinia and Montopsis of family Portulacaceae [24] and in Cinnamomum schaeffer [25].