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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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Leaf: simple, oblong to (ob) ovate, generally serrate, deciduous; stipules generally 0; petiole 0–short.
Inflorescence: raceme or panicle, many-flowered, bracted; pedicel bractlet generally 1, at top, generally linear.
Flower: hypanthium obconic to bell-shaped, bractlets 0; sepals spreading to erect; petals spreading, pink to rose; stamens 15–many; pistils 5, opposite petals, free or fused at base, surrounded by hypanthium, ovaries superior, styles ± terminal, beak-like in fruit, stigmas head-like.
Fruit: follicles 5, dehiscent along adaxial, top of abaxial suture.
Seed: ± fusiform; coats membranous.
± 50 species: n temperate. (Greek: shrub)
1. Infl longer than wide, not flat-topped; leaf tomentose abaxially, darker, ± glabrous adaxially; sepals generally soon reflexed ..... S. douglasii
1' Infl generally wider than long, ± flat-topped; leaf glabrous to sparsely hairy, of ± same color adaxially, abaxially; sepals spreading to erect ..... S. splendens
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