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CAPRIFOLIACEAE

HONEYSUCKLE FAMILY

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

VIBURNUM

Shrub
Leaves simple
Inflorescence: cyme, terminal, many-flowered, ± flat-topped
Flower: corolla deeply saucer-shaped, white; stamens 5; ovary 1-chambered, 1-ovuled
Fruit: drupe
Seed flat
Species in genus: ± 200 species: n temp & subtropical
Etymology: (Classical Latin name)

Native

V. ellipticum Hook.

Plant slender, generally hairy and glandular
Leaf deciduous; petiole 6–12 mm; blade 2–6 cm, elliptic to round or cordate, coarsely dentate except at base, generally 3-veined from base
Inflorescence 1–3 cm, rounded or ± flat-topped, generally with oblanceolate bracts; peduncles 1.5–4 cm; rays generally 7
Flower 6–8 mm diam
Fruit 10–12 mm, elliptic in outline
Seed 5-grooved
Ecology: Chaparral, yellow-pine forest, generally on n-facing slopes
Elevation: 300–1400 m.
Bioregional distribution: Northwestern California, n&c Sierra Nevada Foothills, San Francisco Bay Area
Distribution outside California: to Washington
Horticultural information: 4, 5, 6, 17 &SHD: 15, 16 &IRR: 1, 2, 17, 14.
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
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