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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
Print edition is available from the University of California Press
|The second edition of The Jepson Manual (2012) is available from the University of California Press|
|See also the Jepson eFlora, which parallels the Second Edition|
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.
Annual to shrub; odor resinous or 0
Leaves generally basal, odd-1-pinnate to 1-palmate or 1-ternate; leaflets ± toothed or lobed, terminal generally ± = lateral
Inflorescence: cyme, generally ± open; pedicels generally ± straight
Flower: hypanthium ± shallow; bractlets 5; sepals generally 5, ± triangular; petals generally 5, generally = or > sepals, generally ± widely obcordate, generally yellow; stamens generally 20; pistils generally many, styles generally jointed near tip
Species in genus: 200500 species: n temp
Etymology: (Latin: diminutive of powerful, for reputed medicinal value)
Reference: [Clausen, Keck, & Hiesey 1940 Carn Inst Wash Pub 520:26195]
P. anglica Laicharding is a waif from cultivated: stem trailing; pedicels 28 cm, slender; sepals and petals generally 4; leaflets 35.
Plant rosetted from thick taproot, sometimes glandular
Stem prostrate to decumbent, 520 cm, spreading- to appressed-hairy
Leaves pinnate; basal 215 cm, leaflets 513 per side, overlapped, 520 mm, narrowly 310-lobed > 1/2 to base, ± glabrous to hairy
Inflorescence generally < 10-flowered; pedicels generally ± recurved in fruit
Flower: hypanthium 36 mm wide; petals 48 mm; filaments generally 23.5 mm, anthers ± 1 mm; pistils 1030, styles 23 mm, slender
Fruit 1.52 mm, smooth, ± tan
Ecology: Vernally wet meadows
Elevation: 9002000 m.
Bioregional distribution: High Cascade Range, Great Basin Floristic Province, ne-most High Sierra Nevada
Distribution outside California: Oregon, Nevada
Variable; further study needed. Spreading-hairy plants have been called var. klamathensis (Rydb.) Jeps
Horticultural information: DRN, IRR, SUN: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18; DFCLT.
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