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|Genus: Oemleria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oemleria cerasiformis (Hook. & Arn.) J.W. Landon
Habit: Shrub, small tree, 1--6 m; dioecious (monoecious). Leaf: simple, deciduous, 5--13 cm, 2--5 cm wide, elliptic to narrow-obovate, abaxially paler, sometimes puberulent becoming glabrous, adaxially glabrous; margins generally entire, +- rolled under; stipules early-deciduous; petiole 5--15 mm. Inflorescence: racemes on short lateral branches, 3--10 cm, pendent, bracted; pedicel bractlets 1--2, near top. Flower: fragrant, unisexual, occasionally bisexual; hypanthium 3--4.5 mm, bractlets 0; petals 3--6 mm, clawed, white. Staminate Flower: hypanthium persistent; petals > pistillate petals; stamens 15, in 3 series, prominent. Pistillate Flower: most of hypanthium deciduous after flower; ovaries generally 5, prominent, free, styles deciduous. Fruit: drupes 1--5, 5--15 mm, bean-shaped, blue-black, glaucous. Chromosomes: x=8.
Ecology: Chaparral, canyons, streambanks, lowland wet to dry open woodland, coast to shaded conifer forest; Elevation: < 1850 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, w CaR, w SN, ScV (Sutter Buttes), s-c SnJV, w CW, sw WTR; Distribution Outside California: to southern British Columbia. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr
Synonyms: Nuttallia cerasiformis Hook. & Arn.; Osmaronia cerasiformis (Hook. & Arn.) Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: William J. Hess & Thomas J. Rosatti
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Citation for this treatment: William J. Hess & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Oemleria cerasiformis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34900, accessed on May 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 01, 2016.