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4. Carmona Cavanilles, Icon. 5: 22. 1799.

基及树属 ji ji shu shu

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves small, petiolate, alternate on annual twigs, fascicled on dwarf shoots, scabrous, adaxially white spotted, margin coarsely dentate. Inflorescences axillary, usually 2-6-flowered in widely spaced glomerules. Calyx 5-parted; lobes spreading. Corolla white; tube short; throat unappendaged; lobes spreading. Stamens exserted. Style terminal on ovary, 2-cleft nearly to base, ca. as long as corolla, persistent, beaked in fruit; stigmas 2, capitate. Drupes red or yellow, subglobose; endocarp bony, entire at maturity, 4-seeded.

One species: China, Indonesia, Japan; Australia.

Lower Taxon


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