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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Fraxinus

View taxon page for Fraxinus

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

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

1. Small to large treeleaves compoundleaflets (3)4–11(14) cm; fruit  tip expanded; plants with either staminate or pistillate flowers

2. Leaflets , or oblong-(ob)ovate; lateral leaflets ± ; fruit body 15–18 mm, 25–50 mm including  wing extending proximally to or below mid-body ..... F. latifolia

2' Leaflets  to lance-ovate or lance-obovate; lateral leaflets generally stalked; fruit body 12–14 mm, 15–38 mm including wing, tapered wing extending proximally to distal 1/4 of body ..... F. velutina

1' Shrub or small tree, stems many; leaves  or compound, leaflets 2–5(6) cm; fruit pedicel tip ± slender; flowers generally bisexual.

3. Petals generally 0; leaves simple or leaflets 3(5); calyx irregularly cut; n&e DMtns ..... F. anomala

3' Petals 2, white or cream, 3.5–6.5 mm; leaves simple or leaflets 3–9; calyx generally 4-toothed; CA-FP

4. Petals and filaments free except at base; leaves, including , 7–18 cm; leaflets (3)5–7(9), generally serrate-crenate ..... F. dipetala

4' Petals fused with proximal filaments for 0.5–1.5 mm at base; leaves, including petioles, 2–5(6) cm, simple and/or leaflets 3; simple leaves and/or leaflets generally  ..... F. parryi



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