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|Family: Rhamnaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Rhamnus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Rhamnus alaternus L.
Habit: Shrub, < 6 m. Stem: bark brown; branches puberulent; twigs brown. Leaf: evergreen; petiole 4--10 mm; blade 20--60 mm, elliptic or ovate to lance-ovate, thick, glabrous adaxially, base acute to obtuse, tip acute, margin unequally serrate, veins prominent abaxially. Inflorescence: 1--6-flowered; pedicel 2--6 mm. Flower: unisexual; hypanthium +- 1 mm wide; sepals 5; petals 0. Fruit: 3-stoned, +- 6 mm, black.
Ecology: Occasional garden escape; Elevation: 0 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo (Monterey Co.), SnFrB, SCo (Newport Back Bay), expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: Mediterranean region, introduced New Zealand.
eFlora Treatment Author: John O. Sawyer, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Rhamnus
Next taxon: Rhamnus alnifolia
Citation for this treatment: John O. Sawyer, Jr. 2016. Rhamnus alaternus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=81104, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.