|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; internodes ± bristly
Leaf semi-deciduous; blade 13.5 cm, leathery, irregularly toothed, generally glabrous, upper surface shiny, dark green, lower surface light green
Inflorescence 14-flowered; pedicels bristly
Flower: hypanthium 23 mm, wider than long; sepals 4, erect, 45 mm, red; petals 4, 45 mm, red, margins curled inward
Fruit 1012 mm, bristles glandular, dense
Ecology: Coastal-sage scrub, chaparral
Elevation: < 500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Central Coast, Outer South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Distribution outside California: n Baja California
Horticultural information: DRN: 17, 24 &SHD or IRR: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.