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|Family: Saxifragaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Plant glabrous; caudex without scales or bulblets. Stem: prostrate to ascending, rooting at nodes. Leaf: cauline, opposite [or alternate] throughout or distal alternate; blade round to ovate, base generally truncate, teeth round. Inflorescence: flowers 1, axillary, inconspicuous; bracts leaf-like. Flower: hypanthium fused to ovary; calyx lobes 4, petal-like; petals 0; stamens 8; pistil 1, ovary inferior to 1/2-inferior, chamber 1, placentas 2, parietal. Fruit: capsule, becoming widely dehiscent, forming splash cup. Seed: many, red-brown (to black), shiny.
Species In Genus: 15 species: northern temperate, southern South America. Etymology: (Greek: golden spleen)
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cascadia nuttallii
Next taxon: Chrysosplenium glechomifolium
Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park 2016. Chrysosplenium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11329, accessed on October 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 28, 2016.