Tetracoccus dioicus

Parry

W. Amer. Sci. 1: 13. 1885

Common names: Parry’s tetracoccus
Illustrated
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Shrubs to 2 m. Leaves subopposite, opposite, or whorled, not clustered on short shoots; blade oblong or oblanceolate to linear, 20–30 × 1–4 mm, base obtuse to cuneate, margins entire or remotely serrulate, apex obtuse to acute. Inflorescences: staminate sparingly branched racemelike thyrses, to 20 mm; pistillate flowers solitary. Pedicels: staminate present; pistillate 6–15 mm, glabrous. Staminate flowers: sepals 6–10; stamens 5–10, filaments villous basally. Pistillate flowers: sepals 7–13, in 1 series (sometimes subequal sepals alternate), red, 3–5 mm, glabrate abaxially, minutely sericeous-tomentose adaxially; pistil usually 4-carpellate, 3 mm, crisp-tomentose. Seeds (1–)2 per locule, glossy brownish red, oblong, 4–5 mm, usually with one flattened radial surface, smooth; caruncle present.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun and sporadically year-round.
Habitat: Coastal chaparral and coastal scrub.
Elevation: 100–700 m.

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).

Discussion

Tetracoccus dioicus is found in the flora area in Orange and San Diego counties.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Tetracoccus dioicus"
AuthorW. John Hayden +
AuthorityParry +
Common nameParry’s tetracoccus +
DistributionCalif. + and Mexico (Baja California). +
Elevation100–700 m. +
HabitatCoastal chaparral and coastal scrub. +
IllustrationPresent +
PhenologyFlowering Mar–Jun and sporadically year-round. +
Publication titleW. Amer. Sci. +
Publication year1885 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V12/V12 624.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsHalliophytum +
Taxon familyPicrodendraceae +
Taxon nameTetracoccus dioicus +
Taxon parentTetracoccus +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 12 +