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4. Condalia warnockii M. C. Johnston, Brittonia. 14: 352. 1962.

Warnock's snakewood Warnock's snakewood

Shrubs, 0.5–3 m; primary branches thorn-tipped, secondary branches thorn-tipped, with short shoots and occasionally a few tertiary thorns, hispidulous or densely short villous to velutinous; internodes 0.5–2(–3) mm. Leaves: petiole 0–2 mm; blade yellowish to brownish olive or gray-green adaxially, spatulate, 3–7(–10) × 0.5–2.5(–5) mm, subcoriaceous, margins entire, not revolute, apex acute, surfaces hispidulous or densely short villous to velutinous, abaxial intervein surfaces microvesiculate, not appearing waxy; venation raised and conspicuous abaxially. Inflorescences on short shoots, mostly 1–2-flowered. Pedicels 0.5–3 mm. Flowers: sepals persistent in fruit; petals 0. Drupes globose to fusiform-globose or depressed-globose, 4–6 mm; stones 1–2-seeded.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora): sw, sc United States, n Mexico.

1 Internodes 1–2(–3) mm; leaf blades 1–2.5(–5) mm wide, length usually 2–2.5 times width.   4a Condalia warnockii var. warnockii
+ Internodes 0.5–1(–2.5) mm; leaf blades 0.5–1.5(–2) mm wide, length usually 2.5–3.5 times width.   4b Condalia warnockii var. kearneyana

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