|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Shrub generally < 2 m
Stem generally erect; nodal spines 09; internodal bristles generally 0; twigs generally hairy, generally glandular
Leaves simple, alternate, generally clustered on short, lateral branchlets, petioled, generally deciduous; blade generally palmately 35-lobed, generally thin, generally dentate or serrate, base generally cordate
Inflorescence: raceme, axillary, generally pendent, 125-flowered; pedicel generally not jointed to ovary, generally hairy or glandular; bract generally green
Flower bisexual, radial; hypanthium tube exceeding ovary; sepals generally 5, generally spreading; petals generally 5, generally < sepals, generally flat; stamens generally 5, alternate petals, generally inserted at level of petals (hypanthium top), anthers generally free, generally glabrous, tips generally rounded; ovary inferior, chamber 1, ovules many, styles generally 2, generally fused except at tip, generally glabrous
Genera in family: 1 genus, 120 species: n hemisphere, temp South America. Some cultivated as food, ornamental. Hypanthium data refer to part above ovary; statements about ovary hairs actually refer to the hypanthium around the ovary. Formerly included in Saxifragaceae.
Etymology: (Arabic: for plants of this genus)
Stem: nodal spines 3; internodes generally glabrous
Leaf: blade 1030 mm, lower surface nonglandular
Flower: hypanthium 2 mm, ± as long as wide; sepals reflexed, 68 mm, green to red; petals 3 mm, white, margins curled inward; anthers exserted from petals, exceeded by styles, tips with a short, sharp, flexible point
Fruit 910 mm, red; shorter bristles glandular
Ecology: Forest openings, chaparral, woodlands
Elevation: < 1000 m.
Bioregional distribution: North Coast Ranges, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges, Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains, w Peninsular Ranges.