Xylococcus

Nuttall

Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 8: 258. 1842 ,.

Etymology: Greek xylon, wood, and kokkos, berry, alluding to fruit
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 404. Mentioned on page 375, 397.
 TaxonIllustrator 
FNA8 P47 Comarostaphylis diversifolia.jpegComarostaphylis
Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Comarostaphylis diversifolia subsp. planifolia
Ornithostaphylos
Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia
Xylococcus
Xylococcus bicolor
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey

Shrubs, burled; bark reddish, shredding. Stems spreading to erect, branching, cinereous-tomentulose. Leaves usually alternate, rarely opposite, bifacial; blade narrowly elliptic, elliptic, or ovate, coriaceous, margins entire, strongly revolute, abaxial surface densely white to cinereous-tomentose, adaxial glabrous. Inflorescences dense panicles, 4–12-flowered, (axis cinereous-tomentulose). Flowers bisexual; sepals persistent, (4–) 5, connate basally, ovate; petals (4–) 5, connate 1/2+ their lengths, white or pink (rose), corolla urceolate; stamens (8–) 10, included; anthers with 2 awns, dehiscent by slitlike pores; filaments elongate, dilated near base, (hairy); ovary (4–) 5-locular, (hairy); stigma capitate. Drupes red to almost black, subglobose, dry, with smooth exocarp and thin pulpy layer; pyrenes 5, connate into smooth, solid stone. Seeds 5, connate. x = 13.

Distribution

s Calif., nw Mexico

Discussion

Species 1: s California, nw Mexico.

Species 1

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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cinereous-tomentose +
Laurence J. Dorr +
Nuttall +
not furrowed +
ovate;elliptic;ovate;elliptic +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
s Calif. +  and nw Mexico +
black +  and red to almost +
subglobose +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
stonelike +
Greek xylon, wood, and kokkos, berry, alluding to fruit +
dilated +  and elongate +
indehiscent +
multicellular +
opposite +  and alternate +
persistent +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
reduced +
not sticky +
4-5-carpellate +
Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. +
connate +
globose +
persistent +
spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Xylococcus +
Ericaceae subfam. Arbutoideae +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +