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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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Annual to shrub [ tree]; sap clear or colored; monoecious or dioecious.
Stem: spreading to erect.
Leaf: cauline, alternate, entire in CA; hairs generally stellate.
Inflorescence: cyme, spike, or raceme, generally terminal.
Staminate flower: generally pedicelled; sepals generally 5; petals 5 or 0; stamens 8–50(300), filaments free, bent inward in bud; nectar disk generally divided.
Pistillate flower: pedicel short or 0, becoming longer in fruit; sepals generally 5, entire to lobed; petals generally 0; nectar disk entire; ovary 1–3-chambered, styles 2-lobed, ± dissected, or simple.
Fruit: spheric or 3-lobed, smooth or tubercled.
Seed: smooth to ribbed or pitted; scar appendaged.
1200–1300 species: tropics, warm temperate, worldwide. (Greek: tick, for resemblance of seed) [Berry et al. 2005 Amer J Bot 92:1520–1534]
1. Annual; monoecious; ovary 1-chambered, style 1, simple ..... C. setiger
1' Perennial to shrub; dioecious; ovary 3-chambered, styles 3, 2-lobed, lobes 2-forked
2. Seed 3.5–5.5 mm; pedicels in fruit 1–1.5(3) mm; staminate sepals ± 2–2.5 mm; CCo, SCo, s ChI, D ..... C. californicus
2' Seed 6.5–7 mm; pedicels in fruit 4–7 mm; staminate sepals 2.5–3 mm; se DSon ..... C. wigginsii
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