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|Family: Smilacaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Smilax||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Smilax jamesii G.A. Wallace
Habit: Vine; rhizome long, +- zigzag. Stem: 2--3 m, herbaceous; central pith present. Leaf: 5--8 cm, triangular to +- ovate, acute or rigid-tipped, adaxially dark green, abaxially glaucous, minutely papillate, base truncate to +- cordate. Inflorescence: staminate generally < 20-flowered; pistillate generally < 40-flowered; peduncles 5--13.5 cm, stout, +- erect. Flower: perianth parts +- 1.5 mm wide, spreading or reflexed, elliptic to oblong. Fruit: 6--8 mm, dark blue (drying dull maroon). Seed: 6.
Ecology: Lakesides, streambanks, alder thickets in montane conifer forest; Elevation: generally 1500--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaR. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Only herbaceous sp. in western North America; member of Smilax herbacea L. complex, otherwise of eastern North America.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Smilax californica
Next taxon: Tecophilaeaceae
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Smilax jamesii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44795, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.