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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 < 8 m; stipular spines 7–30(50) mm, straight, white in age.
Stem: twig ± ridged, ± hairy.
Leaf: clustered on short- shoot or not, deciduous, < 5 cm; petiole 3–16 mm, ± hairy, gland present; 1° leaflets 2–6 pairs, 6–33 mm; 2° leaflets 8–19 pairs, 1.6–6.3 mm, 0.5–1.7 mm wide, oblong.
Inflorescence: head, generally 1–3 per axil, also clustered with leaves on short- shoots, stalked, < leaf.
Flower: bright yellow to dull orange.
Fruit: indehiscent, 9–18 mm wide, ± straight, cylindric, leathery, dark brown, glabrous.
Seed: ± embedded in a sweet pulp. Introduced in tropics, subtrop worldwide, often a troublesome, invasive weed. Cult in s Eur for flower oils used in perfumes. [Online Interchange]
1. Fr 3–9 cm; seeds in 2+ rows ..... var. farnesiana
1' Fr 10–17 cm; seeds in 1 row ..... var. minuta
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