Sabino Canyon 12/4/18
Sabino Canyon 11/8/17
Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Condalia warnockii var. kearneyana.
Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) family.
PLANT: Diffusely branched, 1-3.5 m tall, 1-3.5 m wide. STEMS: many, bark gray-brown; primary lateral branches spreading to ascending; secondary lateral branches suppressed. LEAVES: oblanceolate to elliptic to obovate or occasionally spathulate, 3-8(-9) mm long, 1-2.5(-3.5) mm wide, acute to occasionally obtuse, with base acute to somewhat attenuate, dull green to gray, slightly but distinctly wrinkled above, dull green beneath, sparsely to densely hispidulous; veins thick, somewhat raised and prominent, occupying much of the underside of young leaves. INFLORESCENCE: borne on suppressed secondary shoots, usually 1-2 flowers reaching maturity per fascicle. FLOWERS: with pedicels (0.5-)1-2.5(-3) mm; sepals predominantly persistent. FRUIT: mildly or not bitter, with the stone slightly elongate, 2-4.5 mm long, 2-4 mm wide, black to light brown.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Near Bear Canyon Trail 0.2 mile from Visitor Center.
Notes: Fruit on same plant 11/8/17
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