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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sorbus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sorbus californica Greene
Habit: Shrub 1--2(4) m; stem-buds 5--12 mm, shiny, sticky, hairs generally sparse, generally only on scale margins, tips, red-brown. Leaf: leaflets 7--9(11), 2--4 cm, 1--2 cm wide, oblong-ovate, shiny adaxially, axillary hairs red-brown. Inflorescence: pedicels +- glabrous in flower, fruit. Flower: petals 3--4 mm, widely ovate. Fruit: 6--9 mm, bright red, glaucous. Seed: 4 mm, lanceolate, barely flat, red-brown.
Ecology: Moist conifer forest; Elevation: 1200--4300 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaR, SNH; Distribution Outside California: southern Oregon, western Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jun Note: Intergrades with Sorbus scopulina.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter F. Zika
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sorbus aucuparia
Next taxon: Sorbus scopulina
Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika 2016. Sorbus californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44981, accessed on December 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 05, 2016.