Carpenteria californica Torr.

Tree Anemone

Evergreen SHRUB. LEAVES evergreen, opposite, leathery, oblong, the margins sometimes with a few serrations towards the tip. FLOWERS large and solitary or in few-flowered terminal clusters, white; early summer. Sepals and petals 5-7. Sepals fused into a short tube at the base that is united with the ovary. Stamens many, in a flattened ring. OVARY half-inferior. FRUIT a leathery dehiscent capsule containing numerous seeds.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Hydrangeaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Cornales
family       Hydrangeaceae
genus        Carpenteria Torr.