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Shrub, small tree.
Stem: generally glabrous; branchlets or twigs generally thorny.
Leaf: generally deciduous, simple, generally small, generally alternate, entire; stipules minute or 0.
Inflorescence: flowers 1.
Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium short; sepals, petals generally 5(3–6), free; petals generally white, ephemeral; stamens 4–50, on or around disk; pistils 1–9, simple, styles short, stigmas head-like, ovules generally 2–many.
Fruit: follicles, 1–9.
Seed: brown to black, arilled.
4 genera, 9 species: w US, Mex. [Sosa & Chase 2003 Syst Bot 28:96–105] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Thorne & Scogin 1978 Aliso 9:171–178; Sosa & Chase 2003 Syst Bot 28:96–105]
Key to Crossosomataceae
Key to Crossosoma
Leaf: deciduous (or dry when dormant); petiole 0–short.
Inflorescence: peduncle bracted or not.
Flower: petals 9–15 mm, ± round or oblong, generally white.
Fruit: cylindric, surface smooth or net-like, beak 1–2 mm.
Seed: generally > 2 per fruit, black, shiny, round to flat; aril conspicuous, fringed, ± yellow.
2 species: s CA to AZ, Mex. (Greek: fringe body, from aril)
Plant 1–5 m.
Stem: branchlets ± thorny.
Leaf: oblong (to obovate or spoon-shaped).
Flower: sepals round- ovate; petals 12–15 mm, ± round, white, ± clawed.
Fruit: 2–9, 15–20 mm, ± recurved at tip.
Seed: generally > 20, ± 2.5 mm diam.
Dry, rocky slopes, canyons; < 610 m. c South Coast (Palos Verdes Peninsula), s Channel Islands (San Clemente, Santa Catalina islands);
Previous taxon: Crossosoma bigelovii
Next taxon: Glossopetalon
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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