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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
Subshrub or shrub.
Leaf: simple or divided into 3 segments, alternate, minute, seasonally deciduous.
Inflorescence: panicle ( raceme-like or flowers scattered along stems).
Flower: bisexual; sepals 4, fused at base, persistent; petals 4, erect in flower; stamens 8, in 2 series; ovary stalked or sessile, 2-lobed, style thread-like.
Fruit: capsule, opening at tip, 2-lobed, leathery.
Seed: 1–11 per chamber, ± smooth or tubercled.
12 species: sw US, n Mex, s Arabia to s Africa. (Greek: bush odor)
Stem: 3–6 dm, broom-like, ± yellow-green, densely gland-dotted, generally leafless.
Leaf: simple, 0.5–1.5 cm.
Flower: sepals ± 2 mm, ovate, ± green; petals 8–12 mm, elliptic, dark purple, tips reflexed; ovary stalked, ovules 3–8 per chamber, style well- exserted.
Fruit: lobes ± 5 mm wide, ± spheric.
Seed: 1–4 per chamber, ± 4 mm, reniform, ± smooth, ± brown.
Dry slopes, washes, mesa tops; < 2100 m. Peninsular Ranges, Desert;
Previous taxon: Thamnosma
Next taxon: Salicaceae
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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Note: About half of the CCH records include both elevation and coordinates.
|Map made in collaboration with Scott Loarie. Data provided by the participants of the Consortium of California Herbaria.
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