Scientific Name:
  • = Cneoraceae

Shrubs or trees, rarely herbs, usually aromatic.  Lvs simple or compound, sometimes apparently simple but reduced, mostly dotted with translucent glands, exstipulate.  Infls cymose or fls solitary.  Fls usually ☿, actinomorphic.  Sepals 4–5, imbricate, free or connate.  Petals 4–5, usually imbricate and free.  Stamens usually as many or twice as many as petals, rarely numerous;  connective often glandular at the apex.  Disc prominent, annular, situated at base of stamens.  Ovary superior, (2)–4–14–(15)-celled, sometimes apocarpous;  placentae axile;  ovules 1-many, superposed;  styles free or connate.  Fr. usually a berry, drupe, or capsule, rarely a samara.  Seeds with or without endosperm.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species and named hybrids in New Zealand within Rutaceae
Indigenous (Endemic)3
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual8
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