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|Family: Myrtaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, small tree. Stem: erect; bark shed in flakes; trunk smooth. Leaf: opposite. Inflorescence: cyme, 3-flowered or flowers 1 in axils. Flower: hypanthium +- broadly vase-shaped; calyx lobes, petals 4, free; stamens many; ovary chambers 2, style 6--7 mm. Fruit: berry. Seed: (1)2--16, lenticular; coat membranous; cotyledons thin, planoconvex, +- = cylindric, embryonic stem.
Species In Genus: 2 species: Chile, western Argentina. Etymology: (Indigenous Chilean name for some Myrtaceae)
eFlora Treatment Author: Leslie R. Landrum
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Leptospermum laevigatum
Next taxon: Luma apiculata
Citation for this treatment: Leslie R. Landrum 2016. Luma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=68809, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.