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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Fallugia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Fallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Endl. ex 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
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce D. Parfitt & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Fallugia
Next taxon: Fragaria
Citation for this treatment: Bruce D. Parfitt & Margriet Wetherwax 2017. Fallugia paradoxa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=25756, accessed on March 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 24, 2017.