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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual to tree
Leaves simple to pinnately to palmately compound, generally alternate; stipules free to fused, persistent to deciduous
Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, or flowers solitary
Flower generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium free or fused to ovary, saucer- to funnel-shaped, often with bractlets alternate with sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, free; stamens (0)5many, pistils (0)1many, simple or compound; ovary superior to inferior, styles 15
Fruit: achene, follicle, drupe, pome, or blackberry- to raspberry-like
Seeds generally 15
Genera in family: 110 genera, ± 3000 species: worldwide, especially temp. Many cultivated for ornamental and fruit, especially Cotoneaster , Fragaria , Malus , Prunus , Pyracantha, Rosa , and Rubus
Reference: [Robertson 1974 J Arnold Arbor 55:303332,344401,611662]
Family description, key to genera by Barbara Ertter and Dieter H. Wilken.
Perennial, glandular; odor resinous
Leaves generally basal, odd-1-pinnate, generally ± cylindric; cauline reduced; leaflets generally overlapped, generally divided ± to base
Flower: hypanthium shallow or deep; bractlets (0)5, generally < sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, acute to rounded; stamens generally < or = 20; pistils 1many, ovaries superior, style jointed below fruit tip, base ± rough-thickened
Species in genus: 30 species: w North America
Etymology: (E. Ives, Yale Univ. pharmacologist, 17791861)
Reference: [Ertter 1989 Syst Bot 14:231244]
Lf and leaflet data are for basal leaves.
Plants hanging clumps, greenSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem 510 cm
Leaf generally 510 cm, flat; sheathing bases generally glabrous; leaflets 24 per side, separated, 515 mm, ± round, ± evenly toothed or lobed < 3/4 to base; cauline leaves 13
Inflorescence open, generally < 10-flowered; pedicels 530 mm, often ± S-shaped in fruit
Flower 510 mm wide; hypanthium length 12 X width; bractlets generally 0; petals 23 mm, oblanceolate to elliptic, yellow, ± = sepals; stamens 5; pistils 210; receptacle stalked in pistil-bearing portion (unique in Ivesia )
Fruit 1.52 mm, ± ridged, pale
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Limestone crevices
Elevation: 12003100 m.
Bioregional distribution: n Desert Mountains (Inyo Co.)
Distribution outside California: s Nevada, nw Arizona
Flowering time: MayAug
Var. saxosa (Brandegee) Ertter
Synonyms: Purpusia s. Brandegee
, rock purpusia, (NV) has white petals.