Plant Identification Database:
Celastraceae (Stafftree; Bittersweet)
Order: Celastrales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Celastraceae: LV: simple; FL: u. 5 parts, actinomorphic, axillary, u. greenish white, small, stigma 2-5 lobed; FR: seeds brightly colored; ST: trees/shrubs/vines; EC:
simple u. 5 parts, actinomorphic u. greenish white axillary small S: stigma 2-5 lobed seeds brightly colored trees/shrubs/vines Celastraceae: LV: simple; FL: u. 5 parts, actinomorphic, axillary, u. greenish white, small, stigma 2-5 lobed; FR: seeds brightly colored; ST: trees/shrubs/vines; EC:
Oriental bittersweet; Asiatic bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Celastrus Whole, Oval Serrate (coarsely, finely) 5 parts Green Raceme, Axillary Spring; Summer Orange Fall Vine Roadside Oriental bittersweet; Asiatic bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus
American bittersweet Celastrus scandens Celastrus Alternate, Petiole short (<1/2 leaf length) Whole, Oblong Serrate (coarsely, finely) A: Acute <1" 5 parts Green; White Raceme Spring Red; Orange Fall Vine; Shrub American bittersweet Celastrus scandens
Winged euonymous Euonymus alata Euonymus Winged euonymous Euonymus alata
Burningbush; Wahoo Euonymus atropurpureus Euonymus Opposite, Petiole short (<1/2 leaf length) Oblong Serrate (finely) >1" 4 parts Purple; Green Panicle, Axillary <1" Capsule (compound pistil, 2+ sutures) Purple >6' Burningbush; Wahoo Euonymus atropurpureus
Sandpaper bush Mortonia scabrella Mortonia Alternate, Sessile Whole, Ovate Revolute A: Rounded, B: Rounded <1", Scabrous; Coriaceous (leathery) 5 parts White <1", Spring; Summer Shrub, >1', Erect Grassland; Desert AZ Sandpaper bush Mortonia scabrella
Mountain lover Paxistima myrsinites Paxistima Opposite, Petiole short (<1/2 leaf length), evergreen Whole, elliptical Serrate (finely) <1" red-brown capsule shrub, 2-3' Wasatch-Cache NF UT Mountain lover Paxistima myrsinites Oregon boxleaf, Oregon boxwood, box, hedge, false box, myrtle box leaf
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION