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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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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
Reference: [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 1570 mm, 735 mm wide, 1.32.6 X longer than wide, flat to ± concave-convex, ovate- to obovate-elliptic; margin flat to strongly wavy; lower surface hairs dense, soft, wavy, appressed toward leaf tip
Fruit: hairs dense
Elevation: 180750 m.
Bioregional distribution: Northwestern California, n&c Sierra Nevada Foothills, San Francisco Bay Area.[G. flavescens subsp. c. (Eastw.) G.V. Dahling] Appears to intergrade equally with G. elliptica , G. flavescens
Horticultural information: DRN, DRY: 7, 9, 14, 19 &SUN: 15, 16, 17.