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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 to tree, 1–11 m.
Stem: twigs yellow-, gray-, or red-brown, glabrous or soft-shaggy-hairy, brittle at base or not.
Leaf: stipules leaf-like, glandular; petiole with glands; young leaves glabrous or white- or white-and-rusty-hairy; mature blade 53–170 mm, lanceolate, acuminate to long- acuminate (base convex to rounded), finely serrate.
Inflorescence: blooming with leaves, pistillate 18.5–103 mm, on leafy shoots 6–56 mm; flower bract ± tan; pistillate bracts deciduous.
Staminate flower: stamens 3–5; nectaries adaxial, abaxial.
Pistillate flower: nectary adaxial; ovary glabrous, stalk 0.8–4 mm, style 0.2–0.8 mm; nectary adaxial. [Online Interchange]
1. Lf blades not glaucous abaxially, with stomata adaxially, convex at base; staminate abaxial nectary 2–3-lobed; staminate abaxial, adaxial nectaries free or united at base into cup ..... var. caudata
1' Lf blades rarely not glaucous abaxially, lacking stomata adaxially, convex or rounded at base; staminate abaxial nectary unlobed; staminate abaxial, adaxial nectaries free ..... var. lasiandra
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