Ornithostaphylos

Small in N. L. Britton et al.

in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 29: 101. 1914 ,.

Common names: Baja California or Baja birdbush
Etymology: Greek ornithos, bird, and staphyle, cluster of grapes, allusion obscure
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 403. Mentioned on page 375, 397.

Shrubs, burled; bark sometimes reddish purple when young, thin, sometimes peeling. Stems erect, rigidly branched, minutely tomentose. Leaves opposite or whorled, bifacial; blade linear to linear-oblong or narrowly lanceolate, coriaceous, margins entire, revolute, abaxial surface minutely tomentose, adaxial glabrous. Inflorescences panicles, 10–20-flowered. Flowers bisexual; sepals persistent, (4–) 5, connate to 1/2 their lengths, triangular; petals (4–) 5, connate 2/3–3/4 their lengths, white, corolla nearly globose to urceolate (sometimes widest proximally); stamens 8–10, included, (equal); filaments dilated near base; anthers with awns, dehiscent by 2 slits; ovary 5-locular; stigma slightly capitate. Drupes brown or reddish-brown, globose or nearly so, dry, smooth; pyrenes 5, connate into solid, globose endocarp. Seeds 10, connate.

Distribution

s Calif., nw Mexico

Discussion

Species 1: s California, nw Mexico.

Species 1

Selected References

None.

"/3" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property. "/4" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

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George M. Diggs Jr. +
Small in N. L. Britton et al. +
not furrowed +
reddish purple +
linear;linear-oblong or narrowly lanceolate +
coriaceous +
Baja California or Baja birdbush +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
s Calif. +  and nw Mexico +
reddish-brown +  and brown +
nearly +  and globose +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
Greek ornithos, bird, and staphyle, cluster of grapes, allusion obscure +
indehiscent +
multicellular +
whorled +  and opposite +
persistent +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
reduced +
not sticky +
4-5-carpellate +
in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. +
connate +
globose +
persistent +
0 +  and 1/2 +
triangular +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Ornithostaphylos +
Ericaceae subfam. Arbutoideae +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +