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Peraphyllum ramosissimum

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Family: RosaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: ROSE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to tree, glandular or not. Leaf: simple to palmately or pinnately compound, generally alternate; stipules free to fused (0), persistent to deciduous. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, cluster, or flowers 1; bractlets on pedicel ("pedicel bractlets") generally 0--3(many), subtended by bract or generally not. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium free or fused to ovary, saucer- to funnel-shaped, subtending bractlets ("hypanthium bractlets") 0--5, alternate sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, free; stamens (0,1)5--many, anther pollen sacs generally 2; pistils (0)1--many, simple or compound, ovary superior to inferior, styles 1--5. Fruit: 1--many per flower, achene (fleshy-coated or not), follicle, drupe, or pome with generally papery core, occasionally drupe-like with 1--5 stones. Seed: generally 1--5 (per fruit, not per flower).
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 3000 species: worldwide, especially temperate; many cultivated for ornamental, fruit, especially Cotoneaster, Fragaria, Malus, Prunus, Pyracantha, Rosa, Rubus. Note: Number of teeth is per leaf or leaflet, not per side of leaf or leaflet, except in Drymocallis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Daniel Potter, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Daniel Potter, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: PeraphyllumView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (Greek: very leafy)
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Thomas J. Rosatti

Peraphyllum ramosissimum Nutt.
NATIVE
Habit: Shrub 1--3 m, much-branched. Leaf: simple, +- clustered on short-shoots, deciduous, 1--4 cm; stipules early-deciduous; petiole +- 0; blade +- oblanceolate, mucronate, strigose, entire to minute-gland-toothed. Inflorescence: flowers 1--3, pedicelled, on short-shoots; pedicel bracts 0. Flower: hypanthium +- funnel-shaped, bractlets 0; sepals spreading to reflexed, 3--5 mm, hairy at least adaxially, persistent; petals spreading, 6--8 mm, +- obovate, white to rose; stamens +- 15--20, free; ovary 1, inferior, 4(6)-chambered, styles 2(3). Fruit: pome, 8--10 mm, spheric, yellow to red, purple, or blue.
Ecology: Dry washes, sagebrush scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland, pine forest; Elevation: 1010--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: e CaRH, n&c SNH (e slope), GB, DMtns (Panamint Range); Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Thomas J. Rosatti
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Citation for this treatment: Daniel Potter & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Peraphyllum ramosissimum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37235, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Peraphyllum ramosissimum:
e CaRH, n&c SNH (e slope), GB, DMtns (Panamint Range);
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