Greek aden — gland, aner — man, referring to the glanded stamens.
Small shrubs. Leaves simple, mostly alternate, entire and with 2 glands at the base of the stalk. Flowers bisexual, solitary or in terminal clusters. Sepals and petals 5. Stamens 5, the anthers with a stalked gland at the tip. Sterile stamens 5, also with a gland at the tip.ovary 5-chambered, each chamber with 2 ovules.
Seed and cuttings.
Sterile stamens 5, free; flowers more than 1 cm wide.
About 18 species native to SW Cape, S Africa.
Source: (2002). Rutaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.