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Lauramay T. Dempster

Subshrub, shrub, vine, or small tree
Leaves 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 l
Fruit: berry, drupe, or capsule
Genera in family: ± 12 genera, 450 species: especially n temp
Recent taxonomic note: Recently treated to include Valerianaceae (and Dispaceae); Sambucus, Viburnum recently treated in Adoxaceae



Shrub, erect or twining
Leaves simple, entire, short-petioled; 1–2 pairs beneath inflorescence often fused around stem
Inflorescence: spikes, interrupted, at ends of branches, or flowers paired on axillary peduncles and subtended by 0–2 sets of bracts
Flower: calyx-limb 0 or generally 5-toothed, generally persistent; corolla 5-lobed, ± radial or strongly 2-lipped (4 upper lobes, 1 lower), tube pouched at base; ovary chambers 2–3
Fruit: berry, generally round
Species in genus: ± 200 species: temp, subtropical North America, Eur, Asia, n Africa
Etymology: (Adam Lonitzer, German herbalist, 16th century)
Reference: [Rehder 1903 Rep Missouri Bot Gard 14:27–231]
2 collections (Del Norte Co., Eldorado Co.) have purplish, apparently sterile, variously distorted flowers with long, slender ovary/hypanthium; probably alien (key 7.).


L. cauriana Fernald

Shrub, erect, 3–9 dm; herbage puberulent (leaves ciliate)
Leaf 2–5 cm; blade oblong-ovate, ciliate, base tapered to petiole, tip round or obtuse
Inflorescence: flowers paired; peduncles ± 2 mm, axillary; bracts 1–3, narrowly lanceolate, inner fused, tightly enclosing ovaries
Flower: calyx-limb exserted from sheathing bracts; corolla 6–9 mm, yellowish, bell-shaped, weakly 2-lipped, divided halfway; anthers exserted; ovaries appearing fused because of sheathing bracts, style ± = corolla, glabrous
Fruit ± 8 mm, red; 2 calyces apparent in fruit
Ecology: Uncommon. Bogs, wet meadows
Elevation: 2200–3200 m.
Bioregional distribution: c&s High Sierra Nevada
Distribution outside California: also Oregon to Alaska, Idaho
Horticultural information: WET: 1, 2 &SHD: 15, 16.

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