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Subshrub to small tree or vine.
Leaf: opposite, simple or compound; stipules generally 0.
Flower: calyx tube fused to ovary, limb generally 5-lobed; corolla radial or bilateral, rotate to cylindric, generally 5-lobed; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, alternate corolla lobes; ovary inferior, 1–5-chambered, style 1.
Fruit: berry, drupe.
5 genera, 220 species: especially n temperate. [Backlund & Pyck 1998 Taxon 47:657–661] Linnaea moved to Linnaeaceae; Sambucus and Viburnum to Adoxaceae. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Caprifoliaceae
Shrub.Key to Symphoricarpos
Stem: decumbent to erect, slender.
Leaf: simple, deciduous, short-petioled; blade generally elliptic to round, some often ± lobed.
Inflorescence: generally raceme, generally ± terminal, generally few-flowered; flower subtended by 2 fused bractlets.
Flower: ± radial; hypanthium ± spheric; calyx with 5-toothed, persistent limb; corolla bell-shaped to ± salverform, generally 5-lobed, white or pink, often ± hairy inside; nectary glands 5, ± basal; stamens generally included; ovary chambers 4, styles generally included, stigma head-shaped.
Fruit: drupe, generally berry-like, white to pink.
Seed: 2 (1 per lateral ovary chamber), ± oblong, planoconvex.
± 10 species: North America, 1 in China. (Greek: to bear fruit together, berries borne in clusters)
Unabridged references: [Jones 1940 J Arnold Arbor 21:201 252]
Plant 9–12 dm, stiff, glabrous or puberulent, often dotted with minute glands.
Stem: branches often spiny; young bark red or brown, old ± white, shredding.
Leaf: blade 0.5–2 cm, entire, ± thick, lanceolate or not, ± blue, veins abaxially not prominent.
Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils or not.
Flower: fragrant; calyx limb ± erect, unevenly, often shallowly lobed, sinuses often round; corolla 8–15 mm, ± salverform, pink or cream, tube slender, often red or purple outside, glabrous inside, lobes 1/5–1/4 corolla, spreading; nectary 1, long, slender; style generally hairy above middle.
Fruit: ± 7 mm, narrowly elliptic, dry.
Seed: ± 5 mm.
Among rocks; 1350–1600 m. Great Basin Floristic Province, Desert Mountains;
Previous taxon: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus
Next taxon: Symphoricarpos mollis
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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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