Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) family.
PLANT: Shrubs < 4 m tall. STEMS: ascending, gray-brown, glabrous to densely hairy. LEAVES: evergreen, alternate; petioles 2-6 mm long; blades ovate to round, 2-4 cm long, 1.2 -3 (-4) cm wide, spinescent to spinose-dentate, glabrous or pubescent, concave below, undulate; apex obtuse to rounded. INFLORESCENCE: of 1-10 flowers. FLOWERS: with pedicels 2-4 mm long; petals absent. FRUITS: 4-6 mm, red at maturity. NOTES: Dry slopes, mountain canyons and open hillsides: 646-2000 m (2,120-6,300 ft); Mar-Jun.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Arizona Trail between Prison Camp and Sycamore Reservoir.
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