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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Empetrum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Empetrum nigrum L.
Stem: generally decumbent, branches 15--40 cm. Leaf: crowded, 3--6 mm, glabrous except along groove. Staminate Flower: stamens (2)3(4). Pistillate Flower: ovary superior, chambers 2--9, style deeply 2--9-lobed. Fruit: 4--6 mm wide, black or purple-black, occasionally red.
Ecology: Coastal cliffs on rocks; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: n NCo (Del Norte, Humboldt cos.); Distribution Outside California: to Alaska; circumboreal. Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: If recognized taxonomically, plants with bisexual flowers assignable to Empetrum nigrum var. hermaphroditum (Hagerup) T.J. Sørensen.
Unabridged Note: California populations scattered, small. If recognized taxonomically, plants with bisexual flowers assignable to Empetrum nigrum var. hermaphroditum (Hagerup) T.J. Sørensen. Most California plants seem dioecious.
eFlora Treatment Author: Kathleen A. Kron
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Empetrum
Next taxon: Erica
Citation for this treatment: Kathleen A. Kron 2016. Empetrum nigrum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=24229, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.