Family: Rutaceae

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Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Family Parent: Sapindales Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • Rutaceae - English, United States of America

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Trees and shrubs, rarely herbs.

Leaves: Leaves simple or pinnately, bipinnately, or palmately compound, usually alternate, rarely opposite, the lamina with translucent punctations especially along the margins and usually with a citrus fragrance when crushed.

Reproductive Morphology

Inflorescence: Inflorescence axillary or terminal.

Fruit: Fruit a follicle or capsule, berry or hesperidium, or samara.


Notes: Some genera with spines on the trunk, stems, and leaves.