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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.
Stem: generally glabrous; branchlets or twigs generally thorny.
Leaf: generally deciduous, simple, generally small, generally alternate, entire; stipules minute or 0.
Inflorescence: flowers 1.
Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium short; sepals, petals generally 5(3–6), free; petals generally white, ephemeral; stamens 4–50, on or around disk; pistils 1–9, simple, styles short, stigmas head-like, ovules generally 2–many.
Fruit: follicles, 1–9.
Seed: brown to black, arilled.
4 genera, 9 species: w US, Mex. [Sosa & Chase 2003 Syst Bot 28:96–105] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Thorne & Scogin 1978 Aliso 9:171–178; Sosa & Chase 2003 Syst Bot 28:96–105]
1. Fls terminal; stamens 15–50; fruit 1–9, 8–20 mm, stalked ..... CROSSOSOMA
1' Fls axillary; stamens 4–10, fruit 1–3, 1–5 mm, sessile ..... GLOSSOPETALON
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