Comprehensive Description

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Aralia scopulorum Brand. Proc. Calif. Acad. II
2: 165. 1889.
Shrub, 1-4.5 m. high, the branchlets terete, gnarled, cinereous, the leaves and inflorescences at the ends of the branchlets; leaves glabrous, pinnate, up to 20 cm. long, the petiole up to 7 cm. long, the leaflets 3-7, submembranous, broadly ovate, up to 6 cm. long and 3.5 cm. broad, usually truncate or subcordate at the base, short-acuminate at the apex, shallowly serrate, the teeth often callose-tipped; inflorescence terminal or subterminal, the rachis, branches, and pedicels glabrous or sparsely puberulent, the umbels usually 4-6, the lateral ones often small, the bractlets lanceolate, about 2 mm. long, the pedicels usually about 30 per umbel, up to 15 mm. long, the flowers 5or 6-merous; calyx obconic, about 1.5 mm. long, the lobes minutely deltoid-apiculate; petals about 3 mm. long; filaments up to 2 mm. long, the anthers small; styles less than 1 mm. long, free nearly to the base; fruit 4-5 mm. in diameter.
Type locality: Baja California.
Distribution: Baja California.
bibliographic citation
Albert Charles Smith, Mildred Esther Mathias, Lincoln Constance, Harold William Rickett. 1944-1945. UMBELLALES and CORNALES. North American flora. vol 28B. New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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