Osmanthus Lour.
  • Fl. Cochinch. 1: 17, 28–29. 1790.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Osmanthus Lour. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000027371. Accessed on: 21 Oct 2021'

General Information

Shrubs to small trees, evergreen. Leaves opposite, simple, petiolate; leaf blade entire or serrate, usually glandular dotted. Inflorescences cymose, fascicled in leaf axils or in very short and axillary or terminal panicles; bracts 2, united at base, usually ciliate. Flowers bisexual, usually becoming unisexual and plants dioecious or androdioecious. Calyx campanulate, 4-lobed. Corolla usually white or yellowish, campanulate, cylindric, or urceolate, lobed, parted, or divided almost to base; lobes 4, imbricate in bud. Stamens 2(-4), mostly attached to upper half of corolla tube; connective usually minutely mucronate, elongated, or projecting. Ovules 2 in each locule, pendulous. Stigma capitate or 2-cleft. Abortive pistil subulate or conical. Fruit a drupe; endocarp hard or bony; endosperm fleshy; radicle erect.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    1. Osmanthus Lour.

    Por P.S Green.

    Árboles o arbustos, perennifolios, androdioicos. Hojas opuestas, enteras o dentadas, generalmente coriáceas, simples. Inflorescencias cimoso-paniculadas o raramente fasciculadas, axilares. Flores unisexuales o bisexuales, generalmente blancas o crema, generalmente fragantes. Cáliz pequeño, con 4(-5) lobos irregulares. Corola simpétala, más o menos campanulada con un tubo corto; lobos 4, generalmente oblongos, imbricados en la yema. Estambres 2, insertados cerca del ápice del tubo de la corola; anteras ovoides a elipsoideas. Ovario cónico-globoso, con 2 óvulos axiales por lóculo, abortados en flores estaminadas; estilo terminal; estigma capitado a casi 2-fido. Fruto en drupa, negro-azulosa y pruinosa cuando madura; endocarpo óseo o crustáceo; mesocarpo carnoso. Aprox. 35 spp. SE. Estados Unidos, México, E. Asia y Nueva Caledonia.

    La única especie en Mesoamérica es Osmanthus americanus .

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    "Dioecious or polygamo-dioecious; cal and cor rather small, 4- lobed; stamens 2(4), included; ovules 2 per locule; fr a 1-seeded bitter drupe; evergreen shrubs or small trees with simple lvs and small, scaly-bracted, axillary (in ours) or terminal panicles of greenish-white or white fls. 15, the others Asiatic."

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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora Mesoamericana
    Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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