This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
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Shrub, treeRetrieve key for MYOPORACEAE
Leaves simple, generally alternate, evergreen, often gland-dotted, petioled; stipules 0
Inflorescence: axillary clusters; flowers 1few
Flower bisexual, radial to bilateral; calyx 5-lobed, persistent; corolla 5-lobed, sometimes 2-lipped; stamens generally 4, epipetalous, (sometimes a fifth reduced and sterile); ovary superior, chambers generally 2 (sometimes falsely 310), ovules generally 12 per chamber, style 1, stigmas 12
Genera in family: 35 genera, ± 100 species: especially Australia (also Pacific islands, e Asia, s Africa, West Indies).