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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Xylococcus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Xylococcus bicolor Nutt.
Habit: Shrub, burled. Stem: erect, < 2.5 m; bark shredding; twigs canescent. Leaf: generally alternate, evergreen, 2.5--4.5 cm, elliptic to oblong, leathery; margin entire, rolled under, abaxially densely white- to gray-hairy, adaxially glabrous, dark green. Inflorescence: panicle, +- reflexed, dense, bracted; pedicel not jointed to flower, bractlets 2. Flower: sepals generally 5; corolla urn-shaped, hairy, petals 5, fused, < 9 mm, white or +- pink; stamens generally 10, filaments woolly in lower 1/2, not swollen at base, anthers dehiscing by separate slits, awned; ovary superior, hairy, chambers generally 5, placentas axile. Fruit: drupe, < 9 mm wide, smooth, flesh dry; stones (3)5, fused into a smooth unit. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Chaparral; Elevation: < 650 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, s ChI (Santa Catalina Island), PR (exc SnJt); Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Dec--Feb
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
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Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Xylococcus bicolor, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48691, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.