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Habit: Shrub, branches straggling. Stem: bark finely shredding. Leaf: alternate, often crowded toward branch tips, deciduous, papery, elliptic, flat-brown-hairy on midrib abaxially, margin rolled under in bud. Inflorescence: terminal, umbel-like; pedicel spreading-downcurved, bud scales light brown, early-deciduous. Flower: +- bilateral, sepals 4, fused 3/4; petals 4, fused; stamens 5[8,10], anthers dehiscing by short slits, unawned; ovary superior, chambers 4, placentas axile. Fruit: capsule, septicidal, dehiscing tip to base. Seed: many, small, fusiform.
Species In Genus: 4--5 species: temperate Asia, America. Etymology: (A. Menzies, naturalist on Vancouver expedition, 1754--1842)
eFlora Treatment Author: Kathleen A. Kron
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Leucothoe davisiae
Next taxon: Menziesia ferruginea
Citation for this treatment: Kathleen A. Kron 2017. Menziesia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8981, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.