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Perennial herb, shrub, tree, strongly aromatic, occasionally thorny. Leaf: generally alternate, simple or compound, dotted with minute, translucent glands; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, or flowers 1, generally bracted. Flower: generally bisexual; sepals, petals each 4 or 5, free or fused at base; sepals generally persistent; petals generally ± white or ± green; stamens generally 2–4 × petal number; ovary superior, generally lobed, chambers 1–5, ovules 1–several per chamber. Fruit: berry, drupe, winged achene, or capsule. Seed: generally oily.
± 158 genera, ± 1900 species: especially tropics, warm temperate, especially southern Africa, Australia; used or cultivated for food (Citrus, 20–25 species), perfume, medicine, timber, ornamental (Choisya, Skimmia, etc). Some TOXIC: oils may cause sunburn or dermatitis. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Rutaceae
Shrub, small tree, flowers generally bisexual and pistillate. Leaf: pinnately compound; leaflets 3–5, ± sessile, entire to finely serrate. Inflorescence: panicle-like. Flower: sepals 4–5; petals 4–5, entire, ± green-white; stamens 4–5, filaments hairy on inner side; ovary chambers 2, style short, stigmas 2. Fruit: achene, ± flat, round, gland-dotted, winged. Seed: 2.
3 species: United States, Mexico. (Greek: elm, from similar fruit)
Previous taxon: Cneoridium dumosum
Next taxon: Ptelea crenulata
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Aug 28 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Ptelea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11321, accessed on Aug 28 2015
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