Jepson eFlora: Key page
Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Cercocarpus

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(For a list of species in Cercocarpus, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Leaf  anthers glabrous ..... C. ledifolius

2. Leaf blade generally 3–10 mm, margin inrolled to midrib; plants highly branched ..... var. intricatus

2' Leaf blade 10–30 mm, margin flat to inrolled but not to midrib; plants moderately branched

3. Leaf oblanceolate to lance-elliptic, (3)9(11) mm wide, abaxially glabrous to sparsely woolly, midrib, veins visible ..... var. intermontanus

3' Leaf narrow-lanceolate, 2–5(7) mm wide, abaxially densely woolly, midrib, veins obscure ..... var. ledifolius

1' Leaf blade toothed to ; anthers hairy

4. Leaf leathery, abaxially white-woolly – s ChI (Santa Catalina Island) ..... C. traskiae

4' Leaf not leathery, abaxially ± sparsely hairy

5. Leaf thin, abaxial areoles glabrous – PR (Riverside, San Diego cos.) ..... C. minutiflorus

5' Leaf thin to thick, abaxial areoles sparsely hairy ..... C. betuloides

6. Leaf blade generally 10–27(40) mm, < 15 mm wide ..... var. betuloides

6' Leaf blade generally (20)27–70 mm, > 15 mm wide

7. Leaf wide- to oblong-ovate, base rounded; flowers, fruits generally 1–6(12) ..... var. blancheae

7' Leaf obovate, base ; flowers, fruits 1–3 ..... var. macrourus


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