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|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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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)
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem erect or arched; nodal spines 0; internode glands white, sessile
Leaf evergreen; blade 24 cm, (ob)ovate, leathery, lobes 0 or sparse, very shallow, teeth 0 or sparse, upper surface dark green, glabrous, lower surface with sessile, yellow glands, base acute, tip wide
Inflorescence erect, branched at base, 615-flowered
Flower: hypanthium 45 mm, saucer-shaped; sepals 23 mm, brown; petals 2 mm, red
Fruit 56 mm, red, glabrous
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Chaparral
Elevation: 30300 m.
Bioregional distribution: Peninsular Ranges (sw San Diego Co.), s Channel Islands (Santa Catalina Island)
Distribution outside California: Baja California
Horticultural information: DRN: 5, 17 &IRR: 24 &SHD: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.
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