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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales

Familia: Rutaceae
Subfamilia: Rutoideae
Genus: Cneoridium
Species: C. dumosum
Name

Cneoridium Hook.f.
References

USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Cneoridium in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Cneoridium is a monotypic genus in the citrus family which contains the single species Cneoridium dumosum, known by the common name bushrue. Propagating is typically by seed, but can also be accomplished by cutting.
Description

Cneoridium dumosum is an evergreen shrub native to the coastal bluffs of southern California and Baja California.[1] 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.
C. dumosum 2.jpg
References

Moran, Reid (1962). "Cneoridium dumosum (Nuttall) Hooker F. Collected March 26, 1960, at an Elevation of about 1450 Meters on Cerro Quemazón, 15 Miles South of Bahía de Los Angeles, Baja California, México, Apparently for a Southeastward Range Extension of Some 140 Miles". Madroño. 16: 272.

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