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|Family: Oleaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Forestiera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Forestiera pubescens Nutt.
Habit: Shrub, 12--50 dm, generally rounded. Stem: many, bark smooth, tan-gray; twigs short, +- rigidly thorny, glabrous to puberulent. Leaf: blade 15--40(50) mm, elliptic or lanceolate to ovate, leathery, entire to minutely toothed, glabrous. Inflorescence: generally appearing before leaves. Staminate Flower: 1--5 per bud; pedicel +- 0; filaments 3--5 mm, yellow. Pistillate Flower: 1--8 per bud; pedicel 2--5 mm, green, some branched; ovary > 1 mm, style +- 1 mm. Fruit: 5--8 mm, elliptic in outline, +- glaucous, purple-black. Chromosomes: 2n=46.
Ecology: Streambanks, canyons, washes; Elevation: 100--1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: se NCoRI, s SNF, c&s SNH (e slope), Teh, e SnFrB, SCoR, TR, PR, s SNE, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Colorado, Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr Note: California specimens with glabrous stems, leaves, pedicels, except some in eastern San Bernardino Co.
Synonyms: Forestiera pubescens var. parviflora (A. Gray) Nesom; Forestiera neomexicana A. Gray var. arizonica A. Gray; Forestiera neomexicana var. neomexicana
eFlora Treatment Author: Family description, key to genera by Thomas J. Rosatti; treatment of genera by James Henrickson
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Citation for this treatment: Family description, key to genera by Thomas J. Rosatti; treatment of genera by James Henrickson 2016. Forestiera pubescens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=25982, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.