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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.
Shrub. Stem: trailing, forming mats, < 20 dm, nodes rooting; flower-branches ascending. Leaf: opposite, ± linear-elliptic, fleshy, glabrous, ± triangular in ×-section. Inflorescence: 1-flowered, terminal; bracts 2. Flower: 3–15 cm diam; sepals 5, unequal, margins of smaller 2–3 expanded, papery; petals free, magenta, pink, yellow, or white; stamens many, erect, white or yellow; ovary inferior, chambers 6–14, styles 0, stigmas 6–14, sessile, linear, hairy. Fruit: berry-like, fleshy, indehiscent. Seed: many, glossy brown, in fleshy pulp.
14 species: southern Africa, Chile, Australia. (Greek: fruit edible)
1. Flower 3–5 cm diam, petals rose-magenta; ovary chambers 6–8; leaf 4–7 cm, rounded-triangular in ×-section, abaxial angle smooth ..... C. chilensis
1' Flower 8–10 cm diam, petals yellow (± white) aging pink; ovary chambers 7–14; leaf 6–10 cm, sharp-triangular in ×-section, abaxial angle serrate near tip ..... C. edulis
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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