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Staphylea bolanderi
SIERRA BLADDERNUT

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Family: StaphyleaceaeView Description 

Common Name: BLADDERNUT FAMILY
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 

Common Name: BLADDERNUT
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
NATIVE
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 2016. Staphylea bolanderi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45426, accessed on February 05, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 05, 2016.


Staphylea bolanderi
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Staphylea bolanderi
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Staphylea bolanderi
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© 2010 Barry Breckling
Staphylea bolanderi
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© 2010 Barry Breckling
Staphylea bolanderi
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© 2010 Barry Breckling

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Geographic subdivisions for Staphylea bolanderi:
e KR, CaR, c&s SN.
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