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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, prostrate to ascending.
Stem: twig 4-angled, with corky ridges.
Leaf: opposite, evergreen, leathery, finely toothed.
Inflorescence: axillary, 1–3-flowered.
Flower: parts in 4s; petals ± white to red-brown; disk fused to hypanthium, ± square, fleshy; stamens short, attached to disk margin; ovary embedded in disk, stigma lobes 2, obscure.
Fruit: capsule, loculicidal, 2-valved.
Seed: shiny, dark brown to black; aril surrounding base and 1 side of seed, white, thin, fringed.
2 species: North America. (Greek: thick stigma, possibly)
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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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