Common Names in English:
The Rutaceae are herbs, shrubs , and trees with glandular punctate , commonly strongly smelling herbage comprising about 150 genera and 1,500 species that are further characterized by the common occurrence of spines and winged petioles . The leaves are alternate or opposite, simple or palmately or pinnately compound , or sometimes heathlike or reduced to spines; stipules are absent. The flowers are often sweet-scented, nearly always bisexual , and are actinomorphic or sometimes zygomorphic. The calyx consists of 3-5 distinct or basally connate sepals and the corolla consists of 3-5 distinct or sometimes connate petals or rarely the petals are lacking. The androecium consists of distinct or sometimes connate stamens that are commonly obdiplostemonous , that is in two whorls with the outer whorl opposite the petals. However, sometimes there may be (1)3-4 whorls or rarely up to 60 stamens. The gynoecium consists of a single compound pistil of commonly 2-5 or more, often incompletely connate carpels that may be united only basally or apically, either one or an equal number of styles, and a superior ovary with usually 2-5 or more locules, each bearing 1-several axile ovules. Generally, an intrastaminal nectary disk is situated between the stamens and the ovary. The fruit is variable. -- Gerald Carr.
. Leaves simple
, alternate, glandular-punctate. Flowers polygamous, clustered in terminal
panicles. Calyx 4-5-partite. Petals 4-5, oblong
. Stamens 4-5. Ovary 2-5-locular; style stout or absent, stigma 2-5-lobed. Fruit a drupe, fleshy
A genus of 7 or 8 species distributed in the Himalayas, E. Asia, Japan and Phillipine Islands. The genus has a strong musky smell.
Flowers: Flower Color: White • Flower Conspicuous: Tiny star-shaped flowers grow in clusters
Foliage: Deep green, leathery, narrow • Foliage Shape: Lance-shaped • Normal foliage color: Green • Underside foliage: Green • Juvenile foliage: Green • Mature foliage: Green • New foliage: Green • Spring foliage: Green • Summer foliage: Green • Fall foliage: Green • Winter foliage: Green
Growth Rate: Slow Growing • Size: Slow-growing to 2 ft . high, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Care: Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system . Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring .
Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Partial to full shade
Moisture: Water Requirements: Keep surface of soil moist, but not soggy.
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- Haeckel, 1866
- Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Vascular Plants
- Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Brongniart, 1843
- Takhtajan, 1967
- Superorder: Rutanae () - Takhtajan, 1967
- Subclass: Rosidae () - Takhtajan, 1967
- Class: Magnoliopsida () - Brongniart, 1843 - Dicotyledons
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses () - Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina ()
- Phylum: Tracheophyta () - Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae () - Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Kingdom: Plantae () - Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
Ilex reevesiana Fortune • Skimmia Japonica Reevesiana
Members of the genus Skimmia
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 7 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:
S. japonica (Japanese Skimmia) · S. japonica 'Formanii' (Japanese Skimmia) · S. japonica 'Fructo-Albo' (Japanese Skimmia) · S. japonica 'Rubella' (Japanese Skimmia) · S. japonica 'Thereza' (Japanese Skimmia 'thereza') · S. reevesiana (Reeves Skimmia) · S. 'Olympic Fire' (Skimmia 'olympic Fire')
- Search for Pictures: images.google.com
- Search for Scholarly Articles: Google Scholar
- Search using Scientific Name and Vernacular Names: All the Web | AltaVista Canada | AltaVista | Excite | Google | HotBot | Lycos
- Search using Specialized Databases: GenBank | Medline | Scirus | CISTI/CAL | Agricola Periodicals | Agricola Books
- Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze Valley, China. Corvallis, Oregon State College url p. 204.
- Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 16, 2012.
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed March 16, 2008. http://www.gbif.org Mediated distribution data from 2 providers.
Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 16, 2008:
- Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility: Magnoliophyta- Taiwan Biodiversity Data for GBIF
- US National Plant Germplasm System: United States National Plant Germplasm System Collection
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 9428166
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 15830605
- Globally Unique Identifier: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:775249-1
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 605568