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Carmona Cav.


Description from Flora of China

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.


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