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Garrya congdonii

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Family: GarryaceaeView Description 

Common Name: SILK TASSEL FAMILY
Habit: Shrub, small tree; dioecious. Leaf: simple, opposite, evergreen, petioled; blade +- leathery, flat to concave-convex, margin entire, flat, rolled under, or strongly wavy. Inflorescence: catkin-like, pendent; flowers small, in axils of opposite, 4-ranked, basally fused bracts. Staminate Flower: (1)3(4) per bract, pedicelled; perianth parts 4, generally fused at tips; stamens 4, alternate perianth parts, filaments free, anthers 2-chambered. Pistillate Flower: 1--3 per bract; pedicel +- 0 or short; perianth 0 or vestigial with 2 small appendages; ovary inferior, chamber 1, styles 2(3). Fruit: berry, spheric to ovoid, green, fleshy, turning dark blue, black, or white-gray, dry, brittle, not or irregularly dehiscent. Seed: generally 2.
Genera In Family: 1 genus, 14 species: western United States, Central America, Caribbean; some cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas F. Daniel
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: GarryaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: SILK TASSEL BUSH

Etymology: (N. Garry, 1st secretary of Hudson's Bay Co., explorer of Pacific Northwest with David Douglas, 1782--1856) Note: Intergradation among California species raises doubt about taxonomic status.

Garrya congdonii Eastw.
NATIVE
Habit: Shrub < 3 m. Leaf: 15--70 mm, 7--35 mm wide, 1.3--2.6 × longer than wide, flat to +- concave-convex, ovate- to obovate-elliptic; margin flat to strongly wavy; abaxial hairs dense, fine, wavy, appressed toward leaf tip. Fruit: hairs dense.
Ecology: Chaparral; Elevation: 180--750 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRH, n&c SNF, SnFrB. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr Note: Seems to intergrade equally with Garrya elliptica, Garrya flavescens.
Synonyms: Garrya flavescens S. Watson subsp. congdonii (Eastw.) Dahling
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas F. Daniel
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Citation for this treatment: Thomas F. Daniel 2016. Garrya congdonii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26463, accessed on April 30, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.


Garrya congdonii
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Garrya congdonii
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Garrya congdonii
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Garrya congdonii
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© 2010 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Garrya congdonii
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Geographic subdivisions for Garrya congdonii:
NW, CaRH, n&c SNF, SnFrB.
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