Vancouveria

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Inside-out flowers
Vancouveria hexandra 6356.JPG
Vancouveria hexandra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Vancouveria
Morr. & Dcne.

Vancouveria (/væn.kˈvɪəriə/)[1] is a small group of plants belonging to the barberry family described as a genus in 1834.[2] The three plants in this genus are known generally as inside-out flowers, and they are endemic to the West Coast of the United States.[3] The genus was named after George Vancouver, English navigator and explorer.

Species[3][4][5]
  1. Vancouveria chrysantha Greene - golden inside-out flower - California (Siskiyou + Del Norte Counties), Oregon (Curry + Josephine Counties)
  2. Vancouveria hexandra (Hook.) C.Morren & Decne. - white inside-out flower - northwestern California (from Napa to Siskiyou), western Oregon, southwestern Washington
  3. Vancouveria planipetala Calloni - redwood inside-out flower - California as far south as Monterey County, southwestern Oregon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  2. ^ Morren, Charles François Antoine & Decaisne, Joseph. 1834. Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 2 2: 351.
  3. ^ a b Flora of North America Vol. 3, Inside-out flower, Vancouveria C. Morren & Decaisne
  4. ^ The Plant List, Vancouveria
  5. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county range maps

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