Osmanthus americanus


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Noun1.Osmanthus americanus - small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits
genus Osmanthus, Osmanthus - widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Experimental evidence for this hypothesis was obtained by Dute & Rushing (1987) when they chemically removed the torus from aspirated pit membranes of Osmanthus americanus.
Torus-bearing intervascular pit membranes are part of the bordered pit pairs connecting tracheary elements in roots of Osmanthus armatus and Osmanthus americanus.
Subssequently, Duteand Rushing (1987, 1988) observed tori in Osmanthus americanus, the only American species within the genus.