|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Shrub generally < 2 m
Stem generally erect; nodal spines 09; internodal bristles generally 0; twigs generally hairy, generally glandular
Leaves simple, alternate, generally clustered on short, lateral branchlets, petioled, generally deciduous; blade generally palmately 35-lobed, generally thin, generally dentate or serrate, base generally cordate
Inflorescence: raceme, axillary, generally pendent, 125-flowered; pedicel generally not jointed to ovary, generally hairy or glandular; bract generally green
Flower bisexual, radial; hypanthium tube exceeding ovary; sepals generally 5, generally spreading; petals generally 5, generally < sepals, generally flat; stamens generally 5, alternate petals, generally inserted at level of petals (hypanthium top), anthers generally free, generally glabrous, tips generally rounded; ovary inferior, chamber 1, ovules many, styles generally 2, generally fused except at tip, generally glabrous
Genera in family: 1 genus, 120 species: n hemisphere, temp South America. Some cultivated as food, ornamental. Hypanthium data refer to part above ovary; statements about ovary hairs actually refer to the hypanthium around the ovary. Formerly included in Saxifragaceae.
Etymology: (Arabic: for plants of this genus)
Stem: nodal spines 3
Leaf: blade 2040 mm, hairy, glandular
Flower: hypanthium 56 mm, longer than wide; sepals reflexed, 24 mm, purple; petals 2 mm, white, margins curled inward; anthers exserted from petals, exceeded by styles, tips with a short, sharp, flexible point
Fruit 1520 mm, purple; bristles stiff, glandular and not
Elevation: < 1600 m.
Bioregional distribution: Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Outer South Coast Ranges, Southwestern California.Plants with hairy fruit from Santa Barbara Co. have been called var. hoffmannii Munz
Horticultural information: DRN: 4, 5, 6, 17 &SHD or IRR: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.