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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Shrub, small tree, ± resinous.
Stem: bark shredding.
Leaf: simple, alternate, clustered or not, evergreen, short-petioled, stipuled or not, linear to oblanceolate or sickle-shaped, stiff or flexible.
Inflorescence: panicle, terminal, 0.5–17 cm, many-flowered; pedicel bractlets generally present, lanceolate to elliptic.
Flower: hypanthium 0.6–3.2 mm, throat obconic, glandular, persistent, ± enclosing fruit, bractlets 0; petals 1.5–2.5 mm; calyx lobes 1–1.5 mm; corolla lobes ± round, cream to white; stamens 10–15, in 5 groups of 2 or 3, alternate petals; ovary superior, chamber 1, ovules 1–2.
2 species: CA, Baja CA. (Greek: glandular mouth, from hypanthium ring gland)
1. Lvs not clustered, flexible, glandular, stipules 0; pedicel bractlets 5, unlobed, translucent; stamens 10–12 ..... A. sparsifolium
1' Lvs clustered, stiff, glabrous to puberulent, stipules < 1.5 mm; pedicel bractlets 1–3, 3-lobed, not translucent; stamens 15 ..... A. fasciculatum
2. Plants low, mounded; branches decumbent; CCo, ChI ..... var. prostratum
2' Plants tall, not mounded; branches erect to ascending; NCoR, CaRF, SN, CW, SW
3. Twigs glabrous (hairy); leaves generally linear to oblanceolate, 5–13 mm, tips generally acute-acuminate ..... var. fasciculatum
3' Twigs hairy; leaves oblanceolate to club-like, 2–6.5 mm, tips generally obtuse-mucronate ..... var. obtusifolium
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