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Condalia globosa var. pubescens

Higher Taxonomy
Family: RhamnaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: [Perennial herb] shrub, tree, generally erect, often thorny. Leaf: simple, generally alternate, often clustered on short-shoots; stipules generally present, occasionally modified into spines; generally petioled; blade pinnate-veined or 1--5-ribbed from base. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, umbel, or flowers 1 or clustered in axils or on short-shoots. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium subtending, surrounding, or partly fused to ovary; sepals 4--5; petals 0, 4--5, generally clawed; stamens 0, 4--5, alternate sepals, attached to hypanthium top, each generally fitting into a petal concavity; disk (0 or) between stamens, ovary, thin to fleshy, entire or lobed, free from ovary, adherent or fused to hypanthium; ovary superior or +- inferior, chambers [1]2--4, 1--2-ovuled, style 1, stigma entire or 2--3-lobed. Fruit: capsule, drupe.
Genera In Family: 50--52 genera, 950 species: especially tropics, subtropics some cultivated (Ceanothus; Frangula; Rhamnus; Ziziphus).
eFlora Treatment Author: John O. Sawyer, Jr., except as noted
Scientific Editor: Steve Boyd, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: CondaliaView Description 

Habit: Shrub. Stem: branches alternate, rigid; twigs thorn-tipped. Leaf: clustered on short-shoots, deciduous; stipules deciduous; petioles +- 0; blade generally obovate, 1-ribbed from base, entire. Inflorescence: flowers 1 or in clusters on short-shoots. Flower: hypanthium hemispheric, 1--1.5 mm wide; sepals 5, deciduous; petals 0 [5]; stamens 5; disk 0 or thin in early flower; ovary spheric, strong-narrowed at base, chambers 2, each 1-ovuled, stigma entire. Fruit: drupe, stone 1.
Species In Genus: 18 species: arid America. Etymology: (A. Condal, Spanish physician, 1745?--1804)

Condalia globosa I.M. Johnst. var. pubescens I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Plant < 4 m. Stem: bark smooth, gray; twigs 3--13 cm, pale olive-green or purple, short-hairy. Leaf: in clusters of 2--7; stipules brown; blade 3--12 mm, narrowly oblanceolate to obovate, +- thickened, densely to sparsely hairy, base wedge-shaped. Inflorescence: 1--8-flowered. Flower: hypanthium 1--1.5 mm wide, olive-green or purple, short-hairy; sepals +- 1 mm, olive-green; stamens < sepals; pistil purple. Fruit: 3--5 mm, black, juicy.
Ecology: Desert scrub; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr Note: Other variety (twigs glabrous) in northwestern Mexico.
eFlora Treatment Author: John O. Sawyer, Jr.
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Citation for this treatment: John O. Sawyer, Jr. 2017. Condalia globosa var. pubescens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on October 17, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on October 17, 2017.

Condalia globosa var. pubescens
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Condalia globosa var. pubescens
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© 2015 Keir Morse
Condalia globosa var. pubescens
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© 2015 Keir Morse
Condalia globosa var. pubescens
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© 2015 Keir Morse
Condalia globosa var. pubescens
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Condalia globosa var. pubescens
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© 2011 James M. Andre

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Geographic subdivisions for Condalia globosa var. pubescens:
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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