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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: sw North America, Mex, 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)
Plant 3–10 m, puberulent.
Stem: branchlets (25)33–70(82) mm, pale green, tips narrow, sharp-pointed, 3–6 mm, black or dark brown.
Leaf: < 2 mm.
Inflorescence: 1–7 cm, occasionally thorn-tipped; bracts ± 1.5 mm, linear, ± succulent; pedicels 3–6 mm.
Flower: sepals ± 1.3 mm, ovate- deltate, entire or ± irregularly minutely toothed, puberulent, pale green; petals 4–4.8 mm, short-clawed, blade obovate or oblanceolate, glabrous, white (yellow); stamens 2–4 mm, glabrous; ovary 1.8–2 mm diam, stalk 0.5–0.8 mm, style 1–1.2 mm, straight to ± S-curved when dry, stigma entire to minute-lobed.
Fruit: 4–5 mm, glabrous, black.
Creosote-bush scrub; 400 m. Sonoran Desert (Chocolate Mtns);
Previous taxon: Koeberlinia
Next taxon: Krameriaceae
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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