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Shrub, deciduous [ evergreen], aromatic.
Leaf: opposite, simple, entire; stipules 0; petiole short.
Inflorescence: flowers 1, terminal on short branches.
Flower: bisexual, radial; receptacle hollow; parts generally many, spirally arranged; perianth parts ± petal-like, grading into bracts below; stamens on top of receptacle, smaller, sterile inward, filaments < anthers ; pistils simple, on inner face of receptacle, 2-ovuled, style thread-like, exserted from receptacle.
Fruit: achenes many, included in ± leathery receptacle.
3 genera, ± 10 species: North America, China, Australia; Calycanthus, Chimonanthus cultivated as ornamental, for fragrance. [Zhou et al. 2006 Molec Phylogen Evol 39:1–15] Notable for disjunctions. —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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