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Higher Taxonomy
Family: ScrophulariaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to tree, generally glandular, some +- aquatic. Stem: round to square in ×-section. Leaf: simple, generally alternate, generally +- entire; stipules generally 0 (present in Limosella). Inflorescence: spike to panicle (head-like), generally bracted, or flowers 1--4 in axils. Flower: generally bisexual; calyx lobes 4--5; corolla bilateral to radial, lobes 4--5; stamens epipetalous, 4--5, 5th a staminode in Scrophularia; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers generally 2, placentas axile, style 1, stigma lobes generally 2. Fruit: capsule, generally +- ovoid, loculicidal or septicidal, or drupe-like.
Genera In Family: +- 65 genera, 1700 species: +- worldwide; some cultivated as ornamental (Verbascum). Note: Other taxa moved to Plantaginaceae (Antirrhinum, Bacopa, Collinsia, Cymbalaria, Digitalis, Dopatrium, Gambelia, Gratiola, Hebe, Holmgrenanthe, Keckiella, Kickxia, Limnophila, Linaria, Lindernia, Maurandella, Mohavea, Nothochelone, Penstemon, Pseudorontium, Stemodia, Synthyris, Tonella, Veronica), Orobanchaceae (Bellardia, Castilleja, Cordylanthus, Orthocarpus, Parentucellia, Pedicularis, Triphysaria), Phrymaceae (Diplacus, Erythranthe, Mimetanthe, Mimulus).
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
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 [2]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).
Jepson eFlora Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Reference: Chinnock 2007 Myoporaceae. Rosenberg Publishing
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2012, Myoporum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, /eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=9905, accessed on February 27, 2020.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2020, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 27, 2020.