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Key to Osmanthus

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1 Leaf margins entire; leaves usually >7 cm long; inflorescence an axillary panicle (with a central axis); [native tree of Coastal Plain forests]
1 Leaf margins on at least some leaves lobed, the lobes tipped by spines; leaves < 10 cm long; inflorescence an axillary fascicle (lacking a central axis); [horticulturally planted, rarely naturalizing].
..2 Leaves on a plant often a mixture of lobed and unlobed, the lobed leaves with sinuses extending < ½ to the midrib
..2 Leaves always lobed, the leaf sinuses extending ca. ½ the way to the midrib
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