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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/12/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/12/2013)
Genus Murraya Koenig ex L.
PlaceOfPublication Mant. 2: 554. 1771.
Note "Murraea" nomen et orthogr. cons. vs. Camunium Adanson, Chalcas L., and Bergera L. TYPE: M. exotica L.
Synonym Camunium Adanson, Fam. 2: 166. 1763. nomen rejic. TYPE: C. paniculata L. nomen rejic. Chalcas L., Syst. Nat., ed. 12. 293. 1767. nomen rejic. TYPE: C. paniculata L. Bergera Koenig ex L., Mant. 2: 555. 1771. nomen rejic.
Description Unarmed shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, odd-pinnate; leaflets alter- nate or subopposite. Inflorescences axillary or terminal panicles or cymes, or the flowers solitary. Flowers (4-) 5-merous; sepals (4- ) 5, ovate or lanceolate, con- nate basally; petals (4-)5, lanceolate to spatulate or linear, imbricate or valvate; stamens (8-)10, elongate, the filaments sometimes flattened, free, inserted on the disc, the anthers small, broadly elliptic or oval; disc annular, cushion shaped or cylindrical; ovary syncarpous, ovoid, 2-5-loculed, the ovules (1-)2 per locule, superposed or almost collateral, the style elongate, slender, finally deciduous, the stigma capitate. Fruit a small ovoid or subglobose berry, the pulp mu- cilaginous; seeds 1-several, the testa thin, the cotyledons plano-convex.
Habit shrubs or small trees
Note Murraya is a genus of 11 species occurring in southeastern Asia and Oceania from India and southern China to northeastern Australia and New Caledonia. Several species are cultivated as ornamentals in the tropics.
Reference Swingle, W. T. & P. C. Reece. 1967. Murraya. Pp. 231-252 in W. Reuther et al. (Editors), The Citrus Industry. Vol. 1. History, World Distribution, Botany, and Varieties, rev. ed. Berkeley. Jackson, B. 1912. Index to the Linnean Herbarium. Linn. Soc. London Proc. 124th session, Suppl. 152 pp.
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