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|Family: Rubiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, small tree. Leaf: opposite or in whorls of 3; stipules not leaf-like. Inflorescence: head, dense-spheric, peduncled. Flower: calyx 4-lobed; corolla narrowly funnel-shaped; style thin, exserted, stigma +- spheric. Fruit: nutlets 2--4, dry, brown, wider distally.
Species In Genus: +- 17 species: warm-temperate America, Asia, southern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: head flower)
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Lauramay T. Dempster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Rubiaceae
Next taxon: Cephalanthus occidentalis
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Lauramay T. Dempster 2017. Cephalanthus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11269, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.