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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Stem < 3 m, generally erect; bark generally peeling as thin sheets or narrow strips
Leaves simple, opposite, deciduous or not, ± hairy; stipules 0; blade ± round to narrowly elliptic, entire or toothed
Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, or flower 1, terminal or axillary, generally bracted
Flower bisexual, radial; sepals 47, free, spreading or erect; petals 47, free, ± round to narrowly elliptic, generally white; stamens 1012 in 2 whorls or many and clustered, filament base linear or wide and flat; pistil 1, ovary superior to 2/3 inferior, chambers 28, ovules 12 or many per chamber, placentas axile or parietal, styles 38, free or fused at base
Fruit: capsule, loculicidal or septicidal; styles persistent or not
Seeds generally many, small to minute
Genera in family: 7 genera, 130 species: temp, subtropical n hemisphere; some cultivated for ornamental (Carpenteria, Deutzia, Philadelphus)
Recent taxonomic note: Recently treated within Hydrangeaceae [Soltis et al. 1995 Amer J Bot 82: 504514]
Species in genus: 1 sp
Etymology: (Edwin P. James, naturalist, 17971861)
Reference: [Holmgren & Holmgren 1989 Brittonia 41:335350]
Shrub < 1 m; herbage generally densely hairySee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem: bark generally gray, peeling as narrow strips
Leaves deciduous; petiole 26 mm; blade 1.54 cm, 12 cm wide, widely ovate to ± round, pinnately veined, margin toothed, upper surface green, finely strigose, lower surface pale gray-white, densely hairy
Inflorescence: cyme, terminal; flowers (1)311
Flower 1.21.5 cm wide, slightly fragrant; sepals 5, 34 mm, gray-strigose; petals 5, 58 mm, elliptic to obovate, generally pink; stamens 10, alternating long and short, filament base wide, flat; ovary half-inferior, chambers 35, 1 in fruit, placentas parietal, ovules many, styles 35, > sepals, persistent, spreading in fruit, stigma terminal
Fruit 11.3 cm, conic, septicidal
Seeds many, fusiform, brown
Ecology: Rocky slopes, cliffs
Elevation: 22503700 m.
Bioregional distribution: c&s High Sierra Nevada, White and Inyo Mountains, n Desert Mountains (Grapevine Mtns)
Distribution outside California: w Nevada
Flowering time: JulAug
Synonyms: var. californica (E. Small) Jeps
Other vars. in GB, Rocky Mtns
Horticultural information: TRY; DFCLT.
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