Garrya elliptica Dougl. ex Lindl.
Garrya elliptica (87912 octets)
Evergreen dioecious shrub, 2-3 m high in cultivation. Leaves opposite, leathery, ovate to oblong-elliptic, with an undulate margin, apex mucronate, dark bright green above, wooly tomentose beneath, 3-9 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide. Flowers greenish, on male plant, in 10-20 cm catkins in February-March. Female inflorescences are smaller.

Home: Western USA (California & Oregon)

Other views: Inflorescences, Flowers (closer view)

Cultivated: France

Author: Frédéric Tournay & Thierry Lamant

Ethnobotanical aspects of Garrya elliptica by Plants for a future database

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