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|Family: Oleaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Menodora||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Menodora scabra A. Gray
Habit: Perennial herb to subshrub, broom-like, (1.5)2--4(5) dm. Stem: 2--many from woody base, ascending to erect, angled in ×-section, +- glabrous to densely scabrous, unarmed. Leaf: basal-most 2--4 nodes opposite, becoming alternate distally, grading into alternate leaf-like bracts in inflorescence, sessile or +- petioled, (3)10--45(60) mm, linear to ovate or obovate, +- glabrous to scabrous. Inflorescence: terminal, compound cyme. Flower: calyx generally densely scabrous, lobes (4)5--10(12), (1)2.6--5(10) mm, linear; corolla opening in evening, often scented, yellow, generally red in bud, tube 3--6 mm, lobes (4)5--6, (4)5--8(10) mm, oblong or obovate; anthers yellow; stigma exserted. Fruit: circumscissile, (4)5--7(8) mm, glabrous. Seed: generally 4, 4--6 mm, obovate, generally 3-sided in ×-section, spongy; seed coat deeply netted. Chromosomes: 2n=22,44.
eFlora Treatment Author: Timothy Chumley
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Menodora
Next taxon: Menodora scabra var. glabrescens
Citation for this treatment: Timothy Chumley 2016. Menodora scabra, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33188, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.