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Fallugia paradoxa

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: FallugiaView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (Abbot V. Fallugi, Italian botanist, +- 1627--1707)
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce D. Parfitt & Margriet Wetherwax

Fallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Torr.
Habit: Shrub < 2 m, +- erect. Stem: much-branched; bark gray-white-tomentose, peeling. Leaf: alternate to clustered, 7--15 mm, ovate to wedge-shaped, deeply 3--7-pinnately lobed, lobes linear, obtuse, densely hairy adaxially, rusty-scaly abaxially, margins rolled under; stipules lanceolate, deciduous. Inflorescence: flowers 1--3, terminal; pedicel bractlets 0. Flower: hypanthium hemispheric, silky-hairy, bractlets 5, linear; sepals 5--8 mm, ovate, acute to long-acuminate, tomentose; petals 10--25 mm, +- round, white; stamens many; pistils many, ovary superior, chamber 1, style 1, persistent. Fruit: achene, 3--5 mm, silky-hairy, style 30--50 mm, plumose, +- purple. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Dry, +- rocky slopes in pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1000--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: e DMtns; Distribution Outside California: to Colorado, western Oklahoma, western Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Jun
Unabridged Note: Expanded author citation: Fallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Endl. ex Torr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce D. Parfitt & Margriet Wetherwax
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Citation for this treatment: Bruce D. Parfitt & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Fallugia paradoxa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 14, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 14, 2016.

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