Garrya buxifolia

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 7: 349. 1868.

Common names: Dwarf silktassel
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 553. Mentioned on page 550.

Shrubs 0.5–2 (–3) m, branchlets moderately strigose-sericeous, glabrate. Leaves: blade green abaxially, bright to olive green adaxially, flat to concave-convex, ovate-elliptic or obovate-elliptic to suborbiculate, 1–5 (–6.5) × 0.9–3.3 cm, length 1.3–2.3 times width, margins flat, smooth, apex rounded to obtuse, abaxial surface densely strigose-sericeous, hairs antrorsely appressed, adaxial surface glossy, glabrous. Aments: staminate 5–7 cm; pistillate compact, internodes to 1 mm, unbranched, pendulous, 3–9 cm; pistillate bracts connate proximally into deep cup, at least at proximal nodes each subtending 3 flowers, triangular to oblong-acuminate, differing in size and shape from leaves, strigose-sericeous. Berries 4–6 mm diam., glabrous or sparsely strigose near apex, not glaucous.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Serpentine, chaparral, yellow-pine forests.
Elevation: 50–2200 m.

Discussion

Garrya buxifolia occurs in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. Its relatively narrow geographical range is essentially parapatric with that of G. flavescens where the two meet in northwestern California. Without observation of the diagnostic fruit vestiture, the green-glossy and completely glabrous adaxial leaf surfaces of G. buxifolia usually distinguish it.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Garrya buxifolia"
strigose-sericeous +
pistillate +  and staminate +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
Rounded (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Guy L. Nesom +
A. Gray +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
not glaucous +, strigose +  and glabrous +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br />) +
olive green +  and green +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
pinnate +, dentate +, serrate +  and entire +
flat;concave-convex ovate-elliptic or obovate-elliptic +
0.9cm;3.3cm +
strigose-sericeous +, triangular +  and oblong-acuminate +
glabrate +  and strigose-sericeous +
Dwarf silktassel +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
50–2200 m. +
pistillate +  and staminate +
subglobose;ovoid +
Serpentine, chaparral, yellow-pine forests. +
intertwined +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
undulate;revolute;undulate;revolute;flat;entire +
intrastaminal +
pistillate +  and staminate +
distinct +
Flowering Mar–Apr. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
connate +  and distinct +
rudimentary +
2 +  and 4 +
linear;lanceolate-oblong +
free +  and distinct +
decurrent +
distinct +
recurved +  and erect +
linear-lanceolate +
Garrya buxifolia +
species +