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Cneoridium dumosum
BUSHRUE

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Family: RutaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: RUE FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb, shrub, tree, strongly aromatic, occasionally thorny. Leaf: generally alternate, simple or compound, dotted with minute, translucent glands; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cyme, raceme, or flowers 1, generally bracted. Flower: generally bisexual; sepals, petals each 4 or 5, free or fused at base; sepals generally persistent; petals generally +- white or +- green; stamens generally 2--4 × petal number; ovary superior, generally lobed, chambers 1--5, ovules 1--several per chamber. Fruit: berry, drupe, winged achene, or capsule. Seed: generally oily.
Genera In Family: +- 158 genera, +- 1900 species: especially tropics, warm temperate, especially southern Africa, Australia; used or cultivated for food (Citrus, 20--25 species), perfume, medicine, timber, ornamental (Choisya, Skimmia, etc). Toxicity: Some TOXIC: oils may cause sunburn or dermatitis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lindsay P. Woodruff & James R. Shevock, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: CneoridiumView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (Greek: diminutive of Cneorum, spurge olive)

Cneoridium dumosum (Torr. & A. Gray) Baill.
NATIVE
Habit: Shrub, generally < 1.5 m, rounded, evergreen. Stem: intricately branched. Leaf: simple, opposite, 1--2.5 cm, linear. Inflorescence: cyme or cluster; flowers 1--3. Flower: sepals 4, fused at base, 1--1.5 mm; petals 4(5), 5--6 mm, obovate, white; stamens 8, longest opposite sepals, filaments wider at base; ovary sessile, chamber 1, ovules 2, style short, flat, from near ovary base, stigma head-like. Fruit: drupe-like, 5--6 mm diam, gland-dotted, +- green, red in age. Seed: 1--2, 5--6 mm, +- spheric, dark brown.
Ecology: Mesas, coastal bluffs; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCo, s ChI (San Clemente Island); Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Feb--May
Unabridged Note: Expanded author citation: Cneoridium dumosum (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Baill.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lindsay P. Woodruff & James R. Shevock
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Citation for this treatment: Lindsay P. Woodruff & James R. Shevock 2016. Cneoridium dumosum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19877, accessed on February 12, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Cneoridium dumosum:
s SCo, s ChI (San Clemente Island);
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