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|Family: Polygonaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Muehlenbeckia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Muehlenbeckia complexa (A. Cunn.) Meisn.
Habit: Shrub, straggling or climbing, in dense tangles. Stem: <= 5 m, wiry, +- twisted, dark-brown or +- red; distal branches +- brown-puberulent. Leaf: blade 0.5--2(4) cm, 0.5--2(4) cm wide, entire, +- glabrous, leathery, tip rounded to mucronate. Flower: 2--5 mm; perianth parts fused +- 1/2, yellow-green or +- green. Fruit: included or exserted, 3--4 mm, 3-angled, brown-black, shiny, smooth. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, coastal bluffs, sandy and rocky places; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo; Distribution Outside California: native to New Zealand. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep Note: Cult as ornamental.
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Muehlenbeckia
Next taxon: Muehlenbeckia hastulata
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea 2016. Muehlenbeckia complexa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34052, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.