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Datisca glomerata
DURANGO ROOT

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Family: DatiscaceaeView Description 

Common Name: DATISCA FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous (sparsely short-hairy); plants with either male or bisexual flowers [dioecious]. Leaf: alternate, pinnately lobed or compound. Inflorescence: axillary spikes or small clusters. Staminate Flower: calyx lobes 4--9, unequal; corolla 0; stamens 8--12, filaments short. Bisexual Flower: calyx lobes 3; stamens [0]2--4; ovary inferior, ovoid, 3-angled, chamber 1, placentas 3, parietal, styles 3, thread-like, 2-forked. Fruit: capsule, opening at top between styles. Seed: many, minute.
Genera In Family: 1 genus, 2 species: western North America, Asia. Note: With nitrogen-fixing root nodules.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd & William J. Stone
Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: DatiscaView Description 


Etymology: (Name used by Dioscorides)

Datisca glomerata (C. Presl) Baill.
NATIVE
Stem: generally clustered, erect, branched, 1--2 m. Leaf: alternate above, +- opposite or +- whorled below, +- 15 cm, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, coarsely and unequally pinnately lobed; petioles 2--3(4) cm. Flower: staminate flower calyx 2 mm; anthers 4 mm, +- sessile, yellow; bisexual flower calyx 5--8 mm; styles +- 6 mm. Fruit: +- 8 mm. Seed: +- 1 mm, light brown, pitted in rows.
Ecology: Dry streambeds or washes; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, s SNE, DMoj (Victorville, Cottonwood Mtns); Distribution Outside California: western Nevada, Baja California. Toxicity: All parts TOXIC. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Unabridged Note: Datisca cannabina L. of sw¢ral Asia is dioecious.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd & William J. Stone
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Citation for this treatment: Steve Boyd & William J. Stone 2016. Datisca glomerata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=22377, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 01, 2016.


Datisca glomerata
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© 2011 Barry Breckling
Datisca glomerata
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© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson
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© 2008 Keir Morse
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© 2013 Neal Kramer
Datisca glomerata
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© 2003 Keir Morse
Datisca glomerata
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© 2013 Neal Kramer

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Geographic subdivisions for Datisca glomerata:
CA-FP, s SNE, DMoj (Victorville, Cottonwood Mtns);
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