Adenandra

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Adenandra
Adenandra villosa.JPG
Adenandra villosa
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Adenandra is a genus of evergreen shrubs of the family Rutaceae, commonly known as Buchu (plural Buchus). The genus is native to South Africa; the plants are related to the citrus family, and have oil glands in the leaves which give off a distinctive aroma. The name Adenandra derives from Greek aden, a gland; ander, a man; the leaves are small and almost scale-like, being sessile or subsessile (stalkless of almost stalkless). The conspicuous flowers have five petals, and are pink or white. Adenandra are cultivated by gardeners for their ornamental and aromatic value.

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There are around 18 Adenandra species, including:

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