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Neviusia cliftonii

Higher Taxonomy
Family: RosaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: ROSE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to tree, glandular or not. Leaf: simple to palmately or pinnately compound, generally alternate; stipules free to fused (0), persistent to deciduous. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, panicle, cluster, or flowers 1; bractlets on pedicel ("pedicel bractlets") generally 0--3(many), subtended by bract or generally not. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; hypanthium free or fused to ovary, saucer- to funnel-shaped, subtending bractlets ("hypanthium bractlets") 0--5, alternate sepals; sepals generally 5; petals generally 5, free; stamens (0,1)5--many, anther pollen sacs generally 2; pistils (0)1--many, simple or compound, ovary superior to inferior, styles 1--5. Fruit: 1--many per flower, achene (fleshy-coated or not), follicle, drupe, or pome with generally papery core, occasionally drupe-like with 1--5 stones. Seed: generally 1--5 (per fruit, not per flower).
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 3000 species: worldwide, especially temperate; many cultivated for ornamental, fruit, especially Cotoneaster, Fragaria, Malus, Prunus, Pyracantha, Rosa, Rubus. Note: Number of teeth is per leaf or leaflet, not per side of leaf or leaflet, except in Drymocallis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Daniel Potter, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Daniel Potter, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: NeviusiaView Description 

Habit: Shrub, +- strigose. Leaf: deciduous; shallow-lobed, toothed; stipules linear. Inflorescence: umbel-like cluster; pedicel bractlets 0. Flower: hypanthium flat, bractlets 0; sepals 5--6, +- toothed; petals 0--2; stamens +- 50[100+], filaments showy, white, +- expanded; pistils 2--6, ovary superior, strigose, chamber 1, ovule 1. Fruit: achene, wall +- soft.
Species In Genus: 2 species: California, southeastern United States. Etymology: (Reverend R.D. Nevius, 1827--1913)
eFlora Treatment Author: Alice Long Heikens & Barbara Ertter

Neviusia cliftonii Shevock, Ertter & D.W. Taylor
Habit: Plant 5--25 dm, erect. Stem: branches slender. Leaf: petiole generally 4--10 mm; blade 20--60 mm, ovate to cordate, sharp-toothed, sparsely strigose. Inflorescence: flowers generally 3--5; pedicels 1--3 cm. Flower: sepals 4--6 mm, +- obovate; petals 0--2, 4--6 mm, clawed, white; filaments 4--5 mm. Fruit: 3--4 mm.
Ecology: Shaded, n-facing slopes; Elevation: 300--600 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR (near Lake Shasta). Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: Petal number uncertain.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alice Long Heikens & Barbara Ertter
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Citation for this treatment: Alice Long Heikens & Barbara Ertter 2016. Neviusia cliftonii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 30, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 30, 2016.

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Geographic subdivisions for Neviusia cliftonii:
KR (near Lake Shasta).
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