Cneoridium

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Cneoridium
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Scientific classification
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Cneoridium

Species:
C. dumosum
Binomial name
Cneoridium dumosum

Cneoridium is a monotypic genus in the citrus family which contains the single species Cneoridium dumosum, known by the common name bushrue.

Description[edit]

The Cneoridium dumosum is an evergreen shrub native to the coastal bluffs of southern California and Baja California. This highly branched shrub may exceed a meter in height and sprawl about as wide. Its twigs are covered in small linear green leaves and flowers in clusters of one to three. Each flower is just over a centimeter wide with four or five rounded white petals and eight yellow-anthered white stamens.

The bunching fruits are round reddish-green berries about half a centimeter wide covered in a thin peel which is gland-pitted like that of a common citrus fruit. Each berry contains one or two spherical seeds.

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