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Alan T. Whittemore

Shrub; dioecious. Flower: small, clustered in leaf axils. Staminate flower: hypanthium rotate; disk lobes alternate with stamens. Pistillate flower: hypanthium urn-shaped, ± closed distally; disk lobes 8, ± meeting above ovary; stigma cap-like.
3 species: North America. (John Shepherd, curator of Liverpool Botanic Garden, 1764–1836)

Key to Shepherdia

1. Twigs silvery white; leaves abaxially silvery white; some branches thorn-tipped ..... S. argentea

1' Twigs orange-brown; leaves abaxially ± white, conspicuously brown-dotted; branches not thorny ..... S. canadensis


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