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Habit: Shrub, prostrate to ascending. Stem: twig 4-angled, with corky ridges. Leaf: opposite, evergreen, leathery, finely toothed. Inflorescence: axillary, 1--3-flowered. Flower: parts in 4s; petals +- white to red-brown; disk fused to hypanthium, +- square, fleshy; stamens short, attached to disk margin; ovary embedded in disk, stigma lobes 2, obscure. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal, 2-valved. Seed: shiny, dark brown to black; aril surrounding base and 1 side of seed, white, thin, fringed.
Species In Genus: 2 species: North America. Etymology: (Greek: thick stigma, possibly)
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael A. Vincent & Barry A. Prigge
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mortonia utahensis
Next taxon: Paxistima myrsinites
Citation for this treatment: Michael A. Vincent & Barry A. Prigge 2016. Paxistima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9806, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.