This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
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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|
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Stem extremely pliable; bark smooth, leather-like
Leaves simple, alternate or opposite; stipules 0; blade entire
Inflorescence: cluster, raceme, umbel, or flower solitary
Flower bisexual; calyx corolla-like, shallowly 4-lobed; corolla 0 or inconspicuous; stamens 4 and alternate calyx lobes or 8, inserted on calyx; disk-like nectary often present; pistil 1, ovary superior, chamber 1, ovule 1
Fruit: drupe or nut
Genera in family: 50 genera, 500 species: worldwide, especially Australia, tropical Africa. Some cultivated (Daphne ).
Stem < 3 m; bark smooth, dark brown
Inflorescence appearing before leaves, axillary and terminal clusters; flowers 23, pendent
Flower: calyx yellow; stamens 8, well exserted; style slender, > stamens
Species in genus: 2 species: CA, e North America
Etymology: (Greek: a fountain in Thebes)
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaf: petiole 35 mm; blade 37 cm, broadly elliptic to obovate
Fruit 810 mm, broadly elliptic to oblong in outline, green to light brown, infrequently produced
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Moist slopes in partial shade
Elevation: 50300 m.
Bioregional distribution: San Francisco Bay Area
Horticultural information: DRN, SHD: 17 &IRR: 14, 15, 16, 23, 24; DFCLT.
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