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Shrub, tree, spiny.
Stem: branched near base [or trunk 1, thick, fleshy].
Leaf: simple, alternate, small, ± fleshy, glabrous, generally produced after rains, of 2 kinds: 1° on long- shoots, subtended by decurrent ridge on stem, blade generally early- deciduous, petiole persisting as spine; 2° clustered on short- shoot in axils of 1°, ± persistent, not spine-forming.
Inflorescence: spike, raceme, or panicle, axillary or terminal; flowers many.
Flower: sepals 5, unequal, overlapping, ± scarious, persistent; corolla bright red [yellow], tube cylindric, lobes 5, overlapping, spreading; stamens 10–20+, in 1 or ± 2 whorls, filaments free; pistil 1, ovary superior, 3(4)-chambered at base, placenta axile at base, parietal above, ovules ± 3–6 per chamber, style 3(4)-lobed.
Fruit: capsule, loculicidal.
Seed: elliptic, angled or winged.
1 genus (including Idria), 11 species: sw US, Mex. [Schultheis & Baldwin 1999 Amer J Bot 86:578–589] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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