This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
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|The second edition of The Jepson Manual (2012) is available from the University of California Press|
|See also the Jepson eFlora, which parallels the Second Edition|
Subshrub or shrub, low, evergreen, generally dioeciousRetrieve key for EMPETRACEAE
Leaves alternate, linear to oblong, stiff, deeply grooved beneath (leaf seeming rolled under)
Inflorescence: flowers solitary or few, axillary or terminal, ± sessile
Flower: perianth segments 36, sometimes differentiated into sepals and petals
Staminate flower: stamens 24
Pistillate flower: ovary superior, chambers 29, ovule 1 per chamber, style deeply 29-lobed
Fruit: drupe, dry or juicy; stones 29
Genera in family: 3 genera, ± 5 species: cold temperate; most cultivated as ornamental.