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Shrub (climbing or not), tree, thorny or not, generally glabrous.
Leaf: simple, opposite or alternate, deciduous to persistent, subsessile or petioled; veins pinnate.
Inflorescence: cluster, cyme, raceme, panicle, or 1-flowered, axillary or terminal, bracted.
Flower: generally bisexual, radial, small; hypanthium ± cup-shaped; sepals 4–5; petals (0)4–5, free; stamens 4–5, alternate petals, attached below or to rim of disk; ovary superior or ± embedded in disk, 2–5-chambered, placentas axile or basal, style generally 1, short, stigma ± head-like, 2–5-lobed.
Fruit: capsule, winged achene, berry, drupe, or nutlet, often 1-chambered.
Seed: generally 1 per chamber, arilled.
50 genera, 800 species: worldwide, especially se Asia; some ornamental (Celastrus, Euonymus, Maytenus, Paxistima). [Zhang & Simmons 2006 Syst Bot 31:122–137] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Brizicky 1964 J Arnold Arbor 45:206–234]
Key to Celastraceae
Shrub, erect, scabrous.
Leaf: alternate, persistent, ascending, leathery, entire; margin generally thicker.
Inflorescence: panicle, terminal, many-flowered.
Flower: parts in 5s; hypanthium obconic; petals white; disk fused to hypanthium except at top, fleshy, ± white, in age red-purple; ovary superior, narrowly ovoid, stigma lobes 5, slender, spreading.
Fruit: nutlet 1, oblong- cylindric, light brown.
Seed: 1, straw-colored, difficult to separate from fruit; aril 0.
5 species: sw US, Mex. (S.G. Morton, Am botanist, physician, 1799–1851)
Plant 3–12 dm, coarsely scabrous.
Stem: twigs cream-white, in age gray.
Leaf: petiole ± 0–1 mm; blade 6–16 mm, ovate to round, abaxially concave transversely, convex longitudinally, base rounded to tapered, tip rounded to acute, mucronate or not.
Inflorescence: 8–65 mm, 6–23 mm wide.
Flower: hypanthium 1.5–2 mm; sepals 1–2.3 mm, keeled, tips often acute, keeled; petals 2.2–3 mm, ovate.
Fruit: 5–7 mm, glabrous.
Limestone slopes, canyon bottoms; 750–2100 m. n Desert Mountains;
Previous taxon: Mortonia
Next taxon: Paxistima
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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