Saturday, February 6, 2016

Rhus integrifolia (Lemonadeberry)

7/4/97 La Jolla Valley Loop Trail, Pt. Mugu State Park, 
Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA


COMMON NAME: Lemonadeberry

SPECIES: Rhus integrifolia

FAMILY: Anacardiaceae (Sumac Family)


LOCATION: La Jolla Valley Loop Trail, Pt. Mugu State Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Shrub, small tree, 1–8 m, aromatic; flowers bisexual or pistillate

Leaf simple, evergreen; petiole 2–7 mm; blade 2.5–6 cm, 2–4 cm wide, widely elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, ± leathery, ± flat, tip ± obtuse, margin entire to toothed

Inflorescence: branches stout in bud; bractlets 2–4 mm

Flower: sepals green, margins glandular-ciliate; petals white to pinkish

Fruit 7–10 mm diam, glandular-hairy, reddish

Ecology: Canyons, generally n-facing slopes, chaparral

Elevation: < 900 m. 

Bioregional distribution: Southwestern California

Distribution outside California: Baja California
Cult elsewhere. Hybridizes with  R. ovate. 

Horticultural information: DRN, DRY: 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 &SHD: 8, 9.

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