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Chamaebatia foliolosa

Higher Taxonomy
Family: RosaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: ROSE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to tree, glandular or not. Leaf: simple to palmately or pinnately compound, generally alternate; stipules free to fused (0), persistent to deciduous. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, cluster, or flowers 1; bractlets on pedicel ("pedicel bractlets") generally 0--3(many), subtended by bract or generally not. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium free or fused to ovary, saucer- to funnel-shaped, subtending bractlets ("hypanthium bractlets") 0--5, alternate sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, free; stamens (0,1)5--many, anther pollen sacs generally 2; pistils (0)1--many, simple or compound, ovary superior to inferior, styles 1--5. Fruit: 1--many per flower, achene (fleshy-coated or not), follicle, drupe, or pome with generally papery core, occasionally drupe-like with 1--5 stones. Seed: generally 1--5 (per fruit, not per flower).
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 3000 species: worldwide, especially temperate; many cultivated for ornamental, fruit, especially Cotoneaster, Fragaria, Malus, Prunus, Pyracantha, Rosa, Rubus. Note: Number of teeth is per leaf or leaflet, not per side of leaf or leaflet, except in Drymocallis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Daniel Potter, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Daniel Potter, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: ChamaebatiaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Shrub, strong-smelling, evergreen, generally stellate-hairy, glandular. Leaf: odd-2--3-pinnately compound; stipules entire; 1° leaflets 8--17 per side. Inflorescence: terminal, panicle or raceme, 3--10 cm, flowers (1)2--7(10); pedicel bractlets 1--2. Flower: hypanthium densely glandular and hairy, bractlets 0; sepals 5, deltate; petals 5, spreading, +- round, white; stamens 35--65; pistil 1(2), ovary superior, free, ovule 1, style base hairy. Fruit: achene, obovoid, leathery, dark brown-black.
Species In Genus: 2 species: California, Baja California. Etymology: (Greek: low bramble)
eFlora Treatment Author: Brian Vanden Heuvel & Thomas J. Rosatti

Chamaebatia foliolosa Benth.
Habit: Plant low, extensively colonial. Stem: bark dark red-brown. Leaf: 2--10 cm. Flower: hypanthium +- 5--6 mm; sepals +- 5 mm; petals 6--9 mm; ovary base hairy.
Ecology: Conifer forest; Elevation: 600--2350 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR, SN. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Brian Vanden Heuvel & Thomas J. Rosatti
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Citation for this treatment: Brian Vanden Heuvel & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Chamaebatia foliolosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 13, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 13, 2016.

Chamaebatia foliolosa
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© 2009 Barry Breckling
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© 2006 Steve Matson
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© 2003 George W. Hartwell

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Geographic subdivisions for Chamaebatia foliolosa:
CaR, SN.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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