|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Shrub, evergreen, dioecious, much-branched, unusual secondary growthRetrieve key for SIMMONDSIACEAE
Stem: bark smooth
Leaves opposite, simple, small, leathery; base jointed; stipules 0
Inflorescence: staminate flowers in axillary clusters; pistillate flowers generally solitary
Flower: small, radial; sepals generally 5, overlapping, becoming larger in female, disk 0; corolla 0; stamens 812, free, anthers elongate with longitudinal slits; ovary superior, chambers 3, styles 3, stigmas long, feathery
Fruit: capsule, loculicidal
Genera in family: 1 genus: sw US, Mex. Sometimes placed in Buxaceae.