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Annual to tree, vine. Leaf: generally opposite (whorled), entire; stipules generally fused to stem, adjacent pairs occasionally fused, or occasionally leaf-like and appearing like whorled leaves. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, spike, cluster, or flower 1, generally terminal and ± axillary. Flower: generally bisexual; calyx ± 4(5)-lobed, occasionally 0 (Galium, Crucianella) or 6 (Sherardia); corolla generally radial, 4(5)-lobed; stamens epipetalous, alternate corolla lobes, generally included; ovary generally inferior, chambers generally 2 or 4, style 1(2). Fruit: drupe, berry, or 2 or 4 nutlets [capsule].
± 500 genera, 6000 species: worldwide, especially tropics; many cultivated, including Coffea, coffee; Cinchona, quinine; many ornamental. [Robbrecht & Manen 2006 Syst & Geogr Plant 76:85–146] Diodia teres Walter doubtfully in California. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Unabridged references: [Dempster 1979 Fl California 4(2):1–47]
Key to Rubiaceae
Shrub, tree; dioecious. Inflorescence: cyme, flowers 1–5. Flower: in cup from 2 partly fused bracts; calyx lobes 4–5; corolla tube funnel- to bell-shaped; ovary chambers 2; styles 2. Fruit: drupe, spheric, succulent; calyx generally persistent.
100–150 species: temperate & montane tropics Australasia, Pacific Islands, South America. (Greek: dung smell, from leaf odor of some species) [Heads 1996 Candollea 51:381–405]
Previous taxon: Cephalanthus occidentalis
Next taxon: Coprosma repens
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Aug 30 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Coprosma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11275, accessed on Aug 30 2015
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