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Shrub, evergreen, much-branched; dioecious.
Stem: bark smooth.
Leaf: opposite, simple, leathery; base jointed; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: staminate flowers in axillary clusters, pistillate generally 1.
Flower: small, radial; sepals generally 5, overlapped, becoming larger in pistillate, disk 0; corolla 0; stamens 8–12, free, anthers elongate with longitudinal slits; ovary superior, chambers 3, styles 3, stigmas long, ± not persistent in fruit.
Fruit: capsule, loculicidal.
1 genus: sw US, Mex. [Carlquist 2002 Madroño 49:158–164] Recently shown (e.g., Carlquist 2002) to be not closely related to Buxaceae, in which it was sometimes placed; 2° growth unusual, produced by successive cambia. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
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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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