|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)
Shrub < 4 m
Stem: nodal spines 0
Leaf thin to moderately thick; blade 27 cm, irregularly toothed and finely serrate, upper surface puberulent, lower surface sparsely hairy to whitish tomentose
Inflorescence 1020-flowered; bracts white to red
Flower: hypanthium 27 mm, longer than wide; sepals 45 mm, white, pink, or red; petals 23 mm, white to red; styles fused ± to tip
Fruit 48 mm, blue-black-glaucous; hairs glandular
Ecology: Many habitats
Elevation: < 2200 m.
Bioregional distribution: Northwestern California (except Inner North Coast Ranges), Central Western California (except Inner South Coast Ranges)
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia
Leaf: blade lower surface sparsely hairy
Flower: sepals pink to white
Ecology: Many habitats
Elevation: < 1000 m.
Bioregional distribution: North Coast, Outer North Coast Ranges, Central Western California (except Inner South Coast Ranges)
Distribution outside California: Oregon
Synonyms: vars. deductum (Greene) Jeps. and melanocarpum (Greene) Jeps
Horticultural information: DRN: 4, 5, 6, 17 &IRR: 15, 16 &SHD: 7, 8, 9, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; CVS.