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(N. Garry, 1st secretary of Hudson's Bay Co., explorer of Pacific Northwest with David Douglas, 1782–1856) Intergradation among CA species raises doubt about taxonomic status.
1. Abaxial leaf hairs dense, curly-wavy, interwoven, felt-like, not appressed toward leaf tip
2. Lf margin ± to strongly wavy and often ± to strongly rolled under; pistillate flowers (1)3 per bract; inflorescence in fruit 18–28 mm wide; NCo, NCoRO, n SNF, ScV, CCo, SnFrB, SCoRO ..... G. elliptica
2' Lf margin flat to ± wavy and sometimes ± rolled under; pistillate flowers 1(3) per bract; inflorescence in fruit 13–18 mm wide; SCoRO, SW ..... G. veatchii
1' Abaxial leaf hairs 0 to dense, straight to wavy, not felt-like, appressed toward leaf tip
3. Abaxial leaf hairs 0 (or sparse on young leaves); fruit glabrous or near tip sparsely hairy ..... G. fremontii
3' Abaxial leaf hairs sparse to dense; fruit dense-hairy, glabrous, or near tip sparsely hairy
4. Abaxial leaf hairs dense, fine, wavy ..... G. congdonii
4' Abaxial leaf hairs sparse to dense, ± coarse, straight to ± curved
5. Fr glabrous or near tip sparsely hairy; abaxial leaf hairs generally dense; NW ..... G. buxifolia
5' Fr generally dense-hairy; abaxial leaf hairs sparse to ± dense; NW, SN, CW, SW, DMtns ..... G. flavescens
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