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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
Small shrub, generally densely branched.Key to Glossopetalon
Stem: angled, ± green, ± thorny at tips or not, hairs 0 to sparse.
Leaf: small, generally deciduous, ± entire, ± sessile.
Flower: petals narrow-oblanceolate, white.
Fruit: ovoid, generally striate, generally beaked.
Seed: generally 1–2, generally brown; aril ± inconspicuous, generally ± white.
± 5 species: w US, n Mex, especially limestone in desert mtns. (Greek: tongue petal, from petal shape) [Yatskievych 2007 Novon 17:529–530]
Unabridged references: [Holmgren 1988 Brittonia 40:269–274]
Unabridged note: Formerly treated as Forsellesia, in Celastraceae.
Plant < 2 m, ± erect.
Stem: ± thorny at tips.
Leaf: 5–17 mm, oblong to obovate; veins ± inconspicuous abaxially.
Flower: sepals ± rounded, 0 spine-tipped; petals 3–7 mm; stamens 6–10, ± equal.
Seed: 1–2, 2–3 mm, generally shiny brown.
Limestone; 850–2720 m. s Klamath Ranges, s High Sierra Nevada (Piute Mtns, Kern Co.), San Bernardino Mountains (n base), White and Inyo Mountains, Desert Mountains;
Previous taxon: Glossopetalon pungens
Next taxon: Cucurbitaceae
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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