|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 prostrate to ascending; nodal spines 39; internode bristly
Leaf: blade 35 cm, deeply 37-lobed, toothed, hairs 0 or sparse, nonglandular, upper surface dark green, lower surface light green
Inflorescence 515-flowered; pedicel jointed to ovary
Flower: hypanthium 1 mm, saucer-shaped; sepals 1.5 mm, green or purple; petals 1 mm, purple; styles free to base
Fruit 46 mm, black; hairs glandular
Ecology: Along creeks, seeps, meadow margins
Elevation: 12001800 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges
Distribution outside California: to Alaska, e N.America
Horticultural information: WET: 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17 &SHD: 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, 18.