This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
Print edition is available from the University of California Press
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Stem generally glabrous; twigs or branchlets generally thorny
Leaves generally deciduous, simple, small, generally alternate, entire; stipules minute or 0
Inflorescence: flowers solitary
Flower generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium short, mostly forming thick nectary-disk; sepals generally 5(36), free; petals ephemeral, generally 5(36), free, generally white; stamens 450, attached to nectary-disk; pistils 19, simple, styles short, stigma head-like, ovules generally 2many
Fruit: follicles 19
Seeds brown to black, with an aril
Genera in family: 3 genera, 8 species: w US, Mex (Apacheria of AZ, NM has 1 sp.)
Reference: [Thorne & Scogin 1978 Aliso 9:171178]
Leaves deciduous (or dry during dormant periods), generally ± narrowly elliptic; petiole 0short
Inflorescence: peduncle sometimes bracted
Flower: petals 915 mm, rounded or oblong, generally white; stamens 1550 in several series
Fruit: follicles 820 mm, cylindric
Seeds generally > 2 per follicle, black, shiny, round to flat; aril conspicuous, fringed, yellowish
Species in genus: 2 species: s CA, e to AZ, s to Mex
Etymology: (Greek: fringe body, from aril)
Shrub small tree, 15 mSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem: branchlets ± thorny
Leaves generally clearly separated, 2590 mm, sometimes nearly round, pale green
Flower: sepals ± 10 mm, round-ovate; petals 1215 mm, rounded, white, scarcely clawed
Fruit: follicles 29, 1520 mm; tip ± recurved
Seeds generally > 20 per follicle, ± 2.5 mm diam
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Dry, rocky slopes, canyons
Elevation: < 500 m.
Bioregional distribution: c South Coast (Palos Verdes Peninsula), s Channel Islands (San Clemente, Santa Catalina islands)
Distribution outside California: Guadalupe Island, Mexico
Horticultural information: DRN: 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
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