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Dasiphora fruticosa

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: DasiphoraView Description 

Habit: Shrub, nonglandular. Leaf: alternate, leathery, +- odd-1-pinnately to subpalmately compound; leaflets entire. Inflorescence: 1 to cyme; pedicels straight, bractlets 0. Flower: hypanthium +- shallow, bractlets 5; sepals +- triangular; petals > sepals, obovate to round, yellow [white]; stamens generally 20--25, pollen sac 1, horseshoe-shaped; pistils generally many, ovaries superior, styles +- club-shaped, attached near fruit base. Fruit: achene, +- hairy.
Species In Genus: 5--7 species: northern temperate, arctic. Etymology: (Greek: referring to hairy achenes)
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter

Dasiphora fruticosa (L.) Rydb.
Habit: Plant < 1 m. Leaf: 1--3 cm; leaflets 2--3 per side, 5--20 mm, linear to narrow-elliptic, upper pair decurrent. Inflorescence: flowers 1--6 at end of twigs. Flower: hypanthium 5--8 mm wide; petals 5--10 mm; filaments 2--3 mm, anthers +- 1 mm; styles +- 2 mm. Fruit: +- 1.5 mm. Chromosomes: n=7,14.
Ecology: Meadows, rocks; Elevation: 2000--3600 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SNH, Wrn, W&I; Distribution Outside California: circumboreal. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
Synonyms: Pentaphylloides fruticosa (L.) O. Schwarz; Potentilla fruticosa L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter
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Citation for this treatment: Barbara Ertter 2016. Dasiphora fruticosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Dasiphora fruticosa
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© 2005 Steve Matson
Dasiphora fruticosa
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Dasiphora fruticosa
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© 2015 Barry Breckling
Dasiphora fruticosa subsp. floribunda
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© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Dasiphora fruticosa
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© 2002 Larry Blakely
Dasiphora fruticosa
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© 2014 Steve Matson

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Geographic subdivisions for Dasiphora fruticosa:
KR, CaRH, SNH, Wrn, W&I;
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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