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|Family: Simaroubaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Leaf: linear to lanceolate on young stems, scale-like on mature. Flower: calyx lobes 4--8; petals 4--8; stamens 8--24; ovaries 4--8, adherent near middle, style bases fused, tips spreading. Fruit: dry, 4--8, spreading.
Species In Genus: +- 15 species: southwestern and south-central United States, to South America. Etymology: (René R.L. Castel, French botanist, poet, editor, opera librettist, 1759--1832) Note: Holacantha still recognized by some (e.g., Clayton et al. 2007).
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ailanthus altissima
Next taxon: Castela emoryi
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Castela, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9897, accessed on May 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 02, 2016.