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|Family: Anacardiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Rhus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Rhus ovata S. Watson
Habit: Plant 2--10 m. Leaf: simple, evergreen; petiole 10--30 mm; blade 3--8 cm, 3--8 cm wide, wide-ovate to -elliptic, entire, +- leathery, generally folded along midrib, tip acute to acuminate. Inflorescence: branches stout; bractlets < 2 mm. Flower: sepals red, ciliate; petals white to +- pink. Fruit: 6--8 mm diam, glandular-hairy, +- red.
Ecology: Canyons, generally s-facing slopes, chaparral; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SW; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Cult elsewhere. Hybridizes with Rhus integrifolia.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Rhus integrifolia
Next taxon: Schinus
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Rhus ovata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=41191, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.