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Habit: Erect [prostrate] shrub, tree; glabrous. Leaf: alternate [opposite], evergreen, petioled [sessile], entire or toothed, with conspicuous, embedded, generally translucent glands. Inflorescence: axillary clusters [or 1]. Flower: bisexual, radial [to bilateral]; calyx 5-lobed, lobes +- equal; corolla lobes equal [distal < proximal]; stamens 4 [5--8], anthers generally exserted; ovary 4-chambered, ovules 1--2 per chamber, style 1, stigmas 1--2. Fruit: indehiscent, dry to drupe-like.
Species In Genus: +- 30 species: especially Australia. Etymology: (Greek: from glandular pores on leaves) Note: Myoporum acuminatum R. Br., Myoporum parvifolium R. Br. reported in San Diego Co., cultivated, doubtfully naturalized. Treated in Myoporaceae in TJM (1993).
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Limosella australis
Next taxon: Myoporum laetum
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Myoporum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9905, accessed on October 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 26, 2016.