|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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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 0
Leaf: blade 2050 mm, double-toothed, densely hairy, glandular
Inflorescence 1025-flowered, open
Flower: hypanthium 58 mm, ± 2 X longer than wide, pink; sepals 46 mm, pink to purple; petals 23 mm, pink to white; styles fused ± to tip, base hairy
Fruit 67 mm, purple-glaucous; hairs white, glandular
Ecology: Chaparral, oak woodland
Elevation: < 1500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Inner North Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada Foothills, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges, Channel Islands, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Distribution outside California: n Baja California