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|Family: Rhamnaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Rhamnus pilosa (Trel. ex Curran) Abrams
Habit: Shrub, < 2 m. Stem: bark gray; branches few, generally flexible, generally ascending; twigs densely hairy. Leaf: evergreen; petiole 2--5 mm, hairy; blade 15--20 mm, ovate to round, thick, soft-hairy, abaxially flat to concave, base, tip rounded to acute, margin finely toothed, flat to rolled under, veins not prominent. Inflorescence: 1--6-flowered, soft-hairy; pedicel 2--4 mm. Flower: generally unisexual; hypanthium +- 2 mm wide; sepals 4; petals 0, 4. Fruit: 2-stoned, 6 mm, red.
Ecology: Uncommon. Chaparral; Elevation: 75--1650 m. Bioregional Distribution: s PR (San Diego Co.). Flowering Time: Jan--Mar
Synonyms: Rhamnus crocea Nutt. subsp. pilosa (Trel. ex Curran) C.B. Wolf; Rhamnus crocea var. pilosa Trel. ex Curran
Unabridged Note: Sp. not known from Baja California or Arizona as reported in USDA Plants Database based on note in Abrams, L. 1960. An illustrated flora of the Pacific States. No specimens support the claim, but some specimens from RSA-POM approach Rhamnus pilosa morphologically.
eFlora Treatment Author: John O. Sawyer, Jr.
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Citation for this treatment: John O. Sawyer, Jr. 2016. Rhamnus pilosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=41071, accessed on December 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 03, 2016.