Staphylea bolanderi

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts10: 69. 1874

Common names: Sierra bladdernut
Found 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

Distribution

Calif.

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.

Facts about "Staphylea bolanderi"
AuthorLuc Brouillet +
Common nameSierra bladdernut +
Elevation(200–)300–1400 m +
HabitatChaparral, foothill woodlands, yellow pine forests, slopes, canyon sides +
IllustratorMarjorie C. Leggitt +
PhenologyFlowering Mar–May. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameStaphylea bolanderi +
Taxon parentStaphylea +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 9 +