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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 or tree < 5 m, clonal by root-shoots.
Stem: twigs yellow- to red-brown.
Leaf: later stipules leaf-like; petiole 1–7 mm; mature blade 30–147 mm, linear or strap-shaped, acuminate (base wedge-shaped), entire or ± sparsely short-slender- serrate.
Inflorescence: blooming with or after leaves, branched or not, pistillate 22–70 mm, on leafy shoots 2–70 (400) mm; flower bract ± tan; pistillate bracts deciduous.
Staminate flower: stamens 2; nectaries adaxial, abaxial.
Pistillate flower: ovary stalk 0.2–0.9 mm, stigma deciduous. [Online Interchange]
1. Twig, leaf hairs ± appressed; ovary glabrous (hairy on beak or not), stalk 0.2–0.9 mm; style < 0.2 mm or generally 0; flower bract tip rounded, staminate 1.2–1.6 mm; young leaves short-silky ..... var. exigua
1' Twig, leaf hairs ± spreading, fewer ± appressed; ovary hairy (at least when young), stalk 0–0.2 mm; style 0.1–0.4 mm; flower bract tip acute to convex, staminate 1.4–2.6 mm; young leaves long-silky ..... var. hindsiana
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