Dendromecon Benth.
  • Trans. Hort. Soc. London, ser. 2 1(5): 407. 1835.
  • [Greek dendron, tree, and mekon, poppy]

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dendromecon Benth. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 28 Feb 2020'

General Information

Shrubs or small trees , evergreen, glabrous; sap colorless. Stems leafy. Leaves alternate, short-petiolate; blade unlobed, leathery; margins entire or minutely denticulate. Inflorescences terminal on short branchlets, 1-flowered. Flowers: sepals 2, distinct; petals 4, yellow, obovate or obcuneate, with satin sheen from microscopic linear grooves; stamens many; pistil 1, 2-carpellate; ovary cylindric to long-conic, 1-locular; style absent; stigmas 2, obcompressed. Fruits capsular, cylindric, 2-valved, dehiscing from base along placentas. Seeds many, brown or black, obovoid, smooth, pale carunculate, aril absent. x = 28.

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    Other Local Names

    [Greek dendron, tree, and mekon, poppy]

     Information From

    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).