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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ornithostaphylos||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia (Parry) Small
Habit: Shrub, rigidly branched, glabrous to hairy, burled. Stem: erect, < 2 m; bark thin. Leaf: opposite or whorled, 2.5--8 cm, 3--6 mm wide, +- linear, evergreen, leathery; margins rolled under. Inflorescence: panicle, bracted; pedicel not jointed to flower, bractlets 2. Flower: sepals (4)5, +- 1/2 fused; corolla +- spheric to urn-shaped, petals (4)5, +- 2/3 fused, white; stamens generally 10, anthers dehiscing by separate gaping slits, awned; ovary superior, chambers 5, placentas axile. Fruit: drupe; stones 5, fused. Seed: generally 2 per stone.
Ecology: Chaparral; Elevation: 100--800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (San Diego Co.); Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Jan--Apr Note: Part of known population transplanted away from construction of United States/Mexicoico border fence.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Ornithostaphylos
Next taxon: Orthilia
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35461, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.