Maytenus boaria

Molina

Sag. Stor. Nat. Chili, 177, 349. 1782.

Common names: Mayten tree
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 128. Mentioned on page 126.

Trees to 15 m. Stems erect to spreading; branchlets gray-brown, pendent, glabrous. Leaves: petiole 2–5 mm; blade elliptic to lanceolate, 1–6 × 0.4–2 cm, base cuneate, margins regularly serrulate, apex acute. Flowers: sepals green, rounded; petals 1.5–3 m. Capsules yellow or straw colored, 5–9 × 5–6.5 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring; fruiting summer.
Habitat: Disturbed scrub and oak woodlands.
Elevation: 100–400 m.

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., South America (Argentina), South America (Chile)

Discussion

Maytenus boaria is naturalized in the San Francisco Bay area, where it spreads after fires.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Maytenus boaria"
bright red +
Jinshuang Ma +  and Geoffrey A. Levin +
Molina +
cuneate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
1-veined +, palmate +  and pinnate +
pinnate +, serrate +  and entire +
elliptic;lanceolate +
0.4cm;2cm +
straw colored +  and yellow +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br />) +
Mayten tree +
Calif. +, South America (Argentina) +  and South America (Chile) +
100–400 m. +
pistillate +  and staminate +
bisexual +  and unisexual +
2-4-angled +  and obovoid +
Disturbed scrub and oak woodlands. +
adnate +  and free +
axillary +  and terminal +
bisexual +  and unisexual +
persistent +
intrastaminal +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
1 +  and 2 +
distinct +
150 cm1,500 mm <br />1.5 m <br /> (?) +  and 300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br /> (?) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Flowering spring +  and fruiting summer. +
2-4-carpellate +
Sag. Stor. Nat. Chili, +
ellipsoid +
distinct +
rounded +
Introduced +
free-inserted +
not gland-tipped +
erect +  and spreading +
2 +  and 4 +
Tricerma +
Maytenus boaria +
Maytenus +
species +
evergreen +, deciduous +, perennial +  and annual +
polygamomonoecious +