|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Shrub, tree, generally evergreen, aromatic, rarely dioecious
Leaves generally alternate, simple; surface with small pits or depressions; stipules 0
Inflorescence: panicle, raceme, umbel, rarely flowers solitary
Flower bi- or unisexual, generally yellow or greenish; calyx deeply 46-lobed, segments in 2 series; petals 0; stamens in 34 whorls of 3 each, some sterile, anthers 4-celled, opening by uplifting valves; pistil 1, simple, ovary generally superior, chamber 1, ovule 1, style 1
Fruit: berry or drupe
Genera in family: ± 45 genera, ± 2200 species: widely distributed in tropical, less so in temp; some cultivated (Laurus , laurel, bay, Persea , avocado, Cinnamomum , cinnamon, camphor, ).
Species in genus: 1 sp
Etymology: (Latin: small umbrella from inflorescence)
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