Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masam.
Masamune, G. (1940) Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa 30: 61. Type: Ryukyus: Syuri, Okinawa-ken VIII, 1930 (leg. Aoki in Herb. T.); Isigaki-tyo, Isigaki-zima, III 31, 1935 (leg. Masamune no. 2511 in Herb. T.); Miyako.
Carmona microphylla Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 1: 425(1792), Type: unknown. Ehretia microphylla Lam., Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique 1: 425(1792), Type: Ex India.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 1-3 m tall.
Leaf blades about 0.5-3 x 0.5-1.5 cm, produced on burr-like, lateral, short shoots from the twigs. Leaf blades scabrous, particularly the upper surface which is equipped with numerous broad-based hairs pointing towards the apex of the leaf blade. Teeth confined to the apical half of the leaf blade margin.
Inflorescence not exceeding the leaves. Inflorescence clothed in scabrid hairs. Calyx lobes linear, about 4-5 mm long, almost twice as long as the petals. Corolla about 12 mm diam., lobes fused near the base, each about 5-7 x 3-4 mm. Ovary about 1 mm diam. Styles 2, each about 6-7 mm long, fused for about 1/3 of their length. Stigmas small, terminal.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
This species may have some medicinal value. (http://www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph/publications/bulleti n/4qtr-96/page05.html)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)