|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 0
Leaf fragrant; blade 3080 mm, round, thick, crenate, gray-green, glandular
Flower: hypanthium 5 mm, longer than wide by < 2 X ; sepals 67 mm, whitish green to pink; petals 3 mm; anther tip with cup-like depression; styles fused ± to tip
Fruit 1012 mm, black to glaucous
Ecology: Sagebrush, forests
Elevation: 12003000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, n&c High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Colorado
CA plants with purplish sepals, glabrous fruit have been called var. hallii Jancz
Horticultural information: DRN: 4, 5, 6 &SHD, IRR: 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 16.