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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.
Shrub or tree
Leaves odd-1-pinnate in CA, petioled, deciduous; leaflets generally toothed, terminal sometimes partly fused to uppermost lateral(s)
Inflorescence: panicle, many-flowered
Flower: sepals 5; petals 5; stamens 1520; ovary generally inferior, styles generally free
Fruit: pome; chambers 15, 12-seeded
Species in genus: ± 80 species: n temp
Etymology: (Latin: ancient name)
Reference: [Jones 1939 J Arnold Arbor 20:143]
Intergrading: native species might all = S. sitchensis.
Shrub 12 m; stem-buds 38(11) mm, sticky, hairs generally sparse, marginal, red-brown
Leaf: leaflets 79 (11), 24 cm, 12.5 cm wide, oblong-ovate
Inflorescence: pedicel glabrous
Flower: petals 34 mm, ± round
Fruit 710 mm, bright red
Seeds ± 4 mm, ovate, barely flat, light brown
Ecology: Moist coniferous forests
Elevation: 15003400 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Francisco Bay Area, Warner Mountains?
Distribution outside California: w Nevada
Intergrades with S. scopulina
Horticultural information: IRR, DRN, SHD: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16; DFCLT.