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Staphylea bolanderi

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Family: StaphyleaceaeView Description 

Habit: [Perennial herb], shrub, tree; [some monoecious or dioecious]. Leaf: generally opposite, pinnately compound, generally stipuled; leaflets generally toothed. Inflorescence: panicle [raceme], drooping. Flower: radial; sepals 5, free or fused at base, often petal-like; petals 5, free; stamens 5, alternate petals, often attached to disk; ovary superior, chambers 2--4, each with 1--12 ovules in 2 rows. Fruit: generally inflated capsule with open top [follicles, drupe, berry]. Seed: generally 1--2 per chamber.
Genera In Family: 5 genera, 50--60 species: northern temperate, Asia, Central America, South America; some cultivated for showy fruit (Staphylea), timber (Turpinia). Note: Most closely related to Crossosomataceae, Stachyuraceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & James R. Shevock
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: StaphyleaView Description 

Leaf: deciduous; leaflets generally 3. Flower: petals white or pink. Fruit: bladdery, deeply 3-lobed, pendent. Seed: spheric, light brown.
Species In Genus: 10 species: northern temperate. Etymology: (Greek: cluster, from inflorescence)

Staphylea bolanderi A. Gray
Habit: Shrub, small tree, 2--6 m, glabrous. Leaf: leaflets 2.5--6 cm, widely ovate to round, finely serrate. Inflorescence: generally appearing before or with leaves. Flower: sepals 8--10 mm, white; petals 10--12 mm, white; stamens well exserted. Fruit: 2.5--5 cm, prominently horned. Seed: 5--7 mm, +- obovoid, light brown, smooth.
Ecology: Wooded or shrubby slopes; Elevation: 240--1720 m. Bioregional Distribution: e KR, CaR, c&s SN. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & James R. Shevock
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & James R. Shevock 2017. Staphylea bolanderi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 30, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 30, 2017.

Geographic subdivisions for Staphylea bolanderi:
e KR, CaR, c&s SN.
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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