|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 stout, arched; nodal spines 1(3)
Leaf: blade 520 mm, crenate
Flower: hypanthium 23 mm, ± as long as wide; sepals 3 mm, white to yellow; petals 2 mm, white to yellow; anthers not exserted from petals; ovary hairs conspicuous, short and long, glandular and not
Fruit 67 mm, yellow becoming purple
Ecology: Sagebrush steppe, juniper woodland, pine forest
Elevation: 7002500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain Area, Transverse Ranges, Great Basin Floristic Province, Desert Mountains
Distribution outside California: to Utah, Arizona
Flowering time: MayJun
Synonyms: var. glanduliferum (A. Heller) Jeps
Horticultural information: DRN, DRY: 1, 2, 3, 7, 10.