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Viburnum ellipticum
OVAL-LEAVED VIBURNUM

Higher Taxonomy
Family: AdoxaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: MUSKROOT FAMILY
Habit: [Perennial herb], subshrub to tree; hairs often stellate or glandular. Leaf: generally opposite, simple or compound, generally toothed; stipules generally 0. Flower: generally bisexual; calyx teeth or lobes [2]5; corolla small, radial, rotate, lobes [3--4]5; stamens [4]5, epipetalous; ovary +- inferior, chambers 1 or 3--5, 1-ovuled; styles +- 0 or 3--5. Fruit: drupe.
Genera In Family: 5 genera, 200 species: especially northern temperate, also South America, southeastern Asia, tropical Africa. Note: Incl in Caprifoliaceae in TJM (1993), and possibly in future.
Unabridged Note: Incl in Caprifoliaceae in TJM (1993), and possibly in future according to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website (http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/APweb/welcome.html), which states, in part, "The whole lot might usefully be combined in a Caprifoliaceae s.l. (see also APG 2003), since similarities between the families are considerable and differences are mostly slight."
eFlora Treatment Author: Charles D. Bell
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: ViburnumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Shrub, slender, generally hairy, also +- glandular, especially in inflorescence, generally deciduous. Leaf: simple, entire to lobed. Inflorescence: compound cyme, umbel-like, generally terminal, rounded or +- flat-topped, generally with oblanceolate bracts, marginal flowers larger, sterile or all flowers +- alike; peduncles 1.5--4 cm; rays generally 7. Flower: ovary chambers 1 (2 abort), ovule pendent; style short, stigma lobes 3. Fruit: drupe, drupe-like. Seed: 1.
Species In Genus: +- 250 species: northern temperate, subtropics. Etymology: (Latin: for pliable branches used in binding) Note: Viburnum rigidum naturalized in SnFrB (Tilden Park); material previously identified as Viburnum edule belongs instead to Viburnum opulus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Charles D. Bell

Viburnum ellipticum Hook.
NATIVE
Leaf: petiole 6--12 mm, without glands, with many nonglandular hairs throughout; blade 2--6 cm, elliptic to round or cordate, unlobed, coarsely dentate above middle. Inflorescence: 1--3 cm; all flowers +- alike, fertile. Flower: 6--8 mm diam. Fruit: 10--12 mm, elliptic, +- red, in age black.
Ecology: Chaparral, yellow-pine forest, generally n-facing slopes; Elevation: 300--1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, n&c SNF, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Washington. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Charles D. Bell
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Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & Charles D. Bell 2016. Viburnum ellipticum, Revision 2, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48020, accessed on February 08, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 08, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Viburnum ellipticum:
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