Staphylea bolanderi

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 10: 69. 1874

Common names: Sierra bladdernut
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 8. Mentioned on page 7.
Plants 2–6 m. Leaves: leaflet blades widely ovate to widely elliptic or ± round, (2–)2.5–8(–15) cm, margins crenulate-serrulate, apex short-acuminate to apiculate, glabrous. Flowers cylindro-campanulate; sepals white, 5–7(–9) mm; petals narrowly oblong or oblanceolate, 7–8(–12) mm, apex not recurved; filaments exserted, 9–10(–15) mm, longer than petals, glabrous; pistils glabrous, styles equal to or surpassing stamens. Capsules ellipsoid, (2.5–)3.5–4(–5.5) cm.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Chaparral, foothill woodlands, yellow pine forests, slopes, canyon sides
Elevation: (200–)300–1400 m

Discussion

Staphylea bolanderi occurs in the foothills and at the lower elevations of the Cascades and Klamath ranges, the Sierra Nevada, and the Tehachapi Mountains.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.