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|Family: Crossosomataceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Leaf: deciduous (or dry when dormant); petiole 0--short. Inflorescence: peduncle bracted or not. Flower: petals 9--15 mm, +- round or oblong, generally white. Fruit: cylindric, surface smooth or net-like, beak 1--2 mm. Seed: generally > 2 per fruit, black, shiny, round to flat; aril conspicuous, fringed, +- yellow.
Species In Genus: 2 species: southern California to Arizona, Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: fringe body, from aril)
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & James R. Shevock
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CrossosomaPrevious taxon: Crossosomataceae
Next taxon: Crossosoma bigelovii
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & James R. Shevock 2016. Crossosoma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9845, accessed on August 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 31, 2016.