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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Shrub, small tree, dioecious
Leaves simple, opposite, evergreen, petioled; blade ± leathery, flat to concave-convex, margin entire, flat, rolled under, or strongly wavy
Inflorescence catkin-like, pendent; flowers small, in axils of opposite, 4-ranked, basally fused bracts
Staminate flowers (1)3(4) per bract, pedicelled; perianth parts 4, generally fused at tips; stamens 4, alternate perianth parts, filaments free, anthers 2-chambered
Pistillate flowers (1)3 per bract; pedicel ± 0 or short; perianth 0 or vestigial with 2 small appendages; ovary inferior, chamber 1, styles 2(3)
Fruit: berry, spheric to ovoid, green, fleshy, becoming dark blue, black, or whitish gray, dry, brittle, not or irregularly dehiscent
Seeds generally 2
Genera in family: 1 genus, 14 species: w US, C.Am, Caribbean; some cultivated.
[Dahling 1978 Contr Gray Herb 209:1104]
Etymology: (N. Garry, 1st secretary of Hudson Bay Co., friend of David Douglas, 1782?1856)
Intergradation among CA species suggests some may be unworthy of that status.
Shrub < 3 m
Leaf 1466 mm, 933 mm wide, 1.32.3 X longer than wide, flat to ± concave-convex, ovate- to obovate-elliptic; margin flat; lower surface hairs generally dense, straight to slightly curved, appressed toward leaf tip
Fruit glabrous or sparsely hairy near tip
Ecology: Chaparral to yellow-pine forest
Elevation: 1502100 m.
Bioregional distribution: Northwestern California
Distribution outside California: w Oregon
Horticultural information: DRN, IRR: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19; DFCLT.
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