Sp. Pl.1: 270. 1753
Gen. Pl. ed.5, 130. 1754
North America, Mexico, Eurasia.
Species 10 (2 in the flora).
Staphylea species are cultivated as garden ornamentals.
The two North American species of Staphylea differ in their floral biology: the flowers of S. trifolia are pinkish green (sepals) and campanulate with barely exserted stamens and styles; those of S. bolanderi are white and more tubular (cylindro-campanulate) with well-exserted stamens and styles. These differences appear to correlate with pollinators available in the eastern deciduous forest and in California, respectively.
|1||Leaves abaxially ± villous; flowers campanulate; sepals pale greenish, greenish pink to pale pink to whitish; stamen filaments equal to or slightly longer than petals; filaments (basally) and pistils villous; capsules obovoid; e North America.||Staphylea trifolia|
|1||Leaves glabrous; flowers cylindro-campanulate; sepals white; stamen filaments longer than petals; filaments and pistils glabrous; capsules ellipsoid; California.||Staphylea bolanderi|
|Author||Luc Brouillet +|
|Common name||Bladdernut + and staphylier +|
|Etymology||Abridged from Greek Staphylodendron, ancient name for the genus + and Greek staphyle, cluster of grapes, alluding to disposal of flowers and fruits +|
|Illustrator||Marjorie C. Leggitt +|
|Taxon name||Staphylea +|
|Taxon parent||Staphyleaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 9 +|