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Perennial, 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 s 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
1 sp. (Greek: diminutive of Cneorum, spurge olive)
Shrub, generally < 1.5 m, rounded, evergreen.
Stem: intricately branched.
Leaf: simple, opposite, 1–2.5 cm, linear.
Inflorescence: cyme or cluster; flowers 1–3.
Flower: sepals 4, fused at base, 1–1.5 mm; petals 4(5), 5–6 mm, obovate, white; stamens 8, longest opposite sepals, filaments wider at base; ovary sessile, chamber 1, ovules 2, style short, flat, from near ovary base, stigma head-like.
Fruit: drupe-like, 5–6 mm diam, gland-dotted, ± green, red in age.
Seed: 1–2, 5–6 mm, ± spheric, dark brown.
Mesas, coastal bluffs; < 1000 m. s South Coast, s Channel Islands (San Clemente Island);
Previous taxon: Cneoridium
Next taxon: Ptelea
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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