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|Family: Rutaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb, subshrub. Leaf: pinnately or ternately compound. Inflorescence: panicle or cluster, erect, terminal. Flower: petals 4--5, wavy to fringed; stamens 8 or 10, in 2 series; ovary chambers 4--5. Fruit: capsule, opening at tip, occasionally indehiscent, 4--5 lobed, leathery. Seed: several.
Species In Genus: 7 species: northwestern Africa islands, Mediterranean, southwestern Asia. Etymology: (Latin: classical name) Note: Cult for ornamental, flavoring, medicine.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lindsay P. Woodruff & James R. Shevock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ptelea crenulata
Next taxon: Ruta chalepensis
Citation for this treatment: Lindsay P. Woodruff & James R. Shevock 2017. Ruta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11323, accessed on February 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 26, 2017.