in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 29: 101. 1914 ,.
Shrubs, burled; bark sometimes reddish purple when young, thin, sometimes peeling. Stems erect, rigidly branched, minutely tomentose. Leaves opposite or whorled, bifacial; blade linear to linear-oblong or narrowly lanceolate, coriaceous, margins entire, revolute, abaxial surface minutely tomentose, adaxial glabrous. Inflorescences panicles, 10–20-flowered. Flowers bisexual; sepals persistent, (4–) 5, connate to 1/2 their lengths, triangular; petals (4–) 5, connate 2/3–3/4 their lengths, white, corolla nearly globose to urceolate (sometimes widest proximally); stamens 8–10, included, (equal); filaments dilated near base; anthers with awns, dehiscent by 2 slits; ovary 5-locular; stigma slightly capitate. Drupes brown or reddish-brown, globose or nearly so, dry, smooth; pyrenes 5, connate into solid, globose endocarp. Seeds 10, connate.
s Calif., nw Mexico
Species 1: s California, nw Mexico.
"/3" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property. "/4" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.