|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 spreading or decumbent; nodal spines 15; internodes ± bristly or not
Leaf: blade 1.52.5 cm, deep-lobed to -serrate, hairy, glandular
Inflorescence generally > 5-flowered; pedicel jointed to ovary
Flower: hypanthium 1 mm, saucer-shaped; sepals 34 mm, green to greenish white; petals 1 mm, red
Fruit 45 mm, orange-red; bristles glandular
Ecology: Many subalpine, alpine habitats
Elevation: 21004800 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Transverse Ranges, San Jacinto Mountains, Warner Mountains, n Desert Mountains
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona
Flowering time: JunJul
Horticultural information: DRN, IRR: 1, 2, 3.