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|Family: Euphorbiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Euphorbia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Euphorbia dendroides L.
Habit: Shrub, rounded, much-branched. Stem: spreading, 10--20 dm, glabrous, marked with persistent leaf scars. Leaf: cauline alternate, crowded, sessile; stipules 0; blade 4--8 cm, narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblanceolate, entire, glabrous, base tapered, symmetric, tip acute; distal-most cauline in a single whorl of 4--7, +- yellow. Inflorescence: 1° inflorescence branches 4--7 in umbel-like cluster from axils of whorled leaves; cyathia in leafy-bracted cyme-like clusters; bracts opposite, sessile, triangular-ovate, entire, +- yellow; involucre 4--5 mm, widely urn-shaped, glabrous; glands 4(5), +- 3 mm wide, fan-shaped, margin cut; petal-like appendage 0. Staminate Flower: 10--15. Pistillate Flower: style 1, branches forked < 1/4. Fruit: 5--6 mm, spheric, deeply lobed, glabrous. Seed: +- 3.5 mm, oblong, flattened side-to-side, elliptic (in ×-section), smooth; knob present.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 550 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, WTR; Distribution Outside California: native to Mediterranean, Canary Islands. Flowering Time: All year
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil, Thomas J. Rosatti, Mark H. Mayfield & Daryl Koutnik
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Euphorbia davidii
Next taxon: Euphorbia dentata
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil, Thomas J. Rosatti, Mark H. Mayfield & Daryl Koutnik 2017. Euphorbia dendroides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 1, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=25539, accessed on March 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 28, 2017.