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Steve Boyd & Staria S. Vanderpool

Shrub or small tree, generally ± leafless, thorny, unscented. Stem: branches many, rigid, interlocking, glabrous to puberulent, smooth-papillate at 10×. Leaf: simple, alternate, generally scale-like, ephemeral. Inflorescence: raceme or ± umbel-like, axillary, bracted. Flower: radial, bisexual, small; sepals 4, free; petals 4, free; stamens 8, filaments thick, 4-angled in ×-section; ovary ± stalked, spheric, style beak-like, straight, curved, or ± coiled when dry, stigma entire, head-like, or ± 3-lobed. Fruit: berry spheric, fleshy; chambers 2, each 1–2-seeded; style base ± persistent.
1 genus, 2 species: southwestern North America, Mexico, Bolivia. [Holmes et al. 2008 Brittonia 60:171–184] Often included in Capparaceae. —Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.

(C.L. Koeberlin, German clergyman, botanist, b. 1794)

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Nov 30 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Koeberlinia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Nov 30 2015

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