AMARYLLIDACEAE – Eucharis

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AMARYLLIDACEAE AMARYLLIS FAMILY Amaryllidaceae includes approxi- mately 50 general of seasonally dor-mant and evergreen herbs widely distributed from mild temperate to tropical regions. Some genera are frequently, but incorrectly, referred to as lilies. of several distinctions from the family liliaceae, perhaps the most readily recognized are the slight bilateral symmetry of the flower, a bent…


Malpighiaceae – Byrsonima

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Malpighiaceae Barbados cherry family Malpighia family Malpighiaceae includess approximately 66 genera of woody climbers, trees, and shrubs from the tropics, with greatest diversity in tropical America. Leaves are simple, opppsite, usually with paired glands on the petioles or near the base of the blade. They characteristically have T – shaped, occasionally irritating hairs. Flowers are usually bisexual, bilaterally…


Malpighiaceae – Bunchosia

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Malpighiaceae  Barbados cherry family Malpighia family Malpighiaceae includess approximately 66 genera of woody climbers, trees, and shrubs from the tropics, with greatest diversity in tropical America. Leaves are simple, opppsite, usually with paired glands on the petioles or near the base of the blade. They characteristically have T – shaped, occasionally irritating hairs. Flowers are usually bisexual, bilaterally…


Apocynaceae – Asclepias

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Apocynaceae Formerly Asclepiadaceae Milkweed subfamily This subgroup within the family Apocynaceae includes approxi- mately 240 genera of herbs, shrubs, and climbers, which are widely dis- tributed in tropical and temperate regions. leaves are simple, entire, often reduced, and opposite or whorled. This group lacks the char-acteristic salverform or funnel-shaped corolla of the traditional Apocynaceae genera.…


ADOXACEAE – Sambucus – Sambucus canadensis

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Adoxaceae Elderberry family Viburnum family Edoxaceae includes 4 genera of perennial herbs and  shrubs from temperate and tropical America. Viburnum and Sambucus species are trifoliolate or pinnately compound. Flowers are bisexual and radially symmetrical. The fruit is a small drupe. Sambucus Sambucus includes 9-25 species of shrubs from temperate to tropical regions. This genus was…


Bignoniaceae – Adenocalymn

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Bignoniaceae Tabebuia family Trumpetcreeper family Bignoniaceae includes approximately 110 genera of mostly tropical trees, shrubs, and woody climbers, with greatest diversity in Central and northern South America. The species are typical of seasonally moist/dry forests. The family includes many extraordinary ornamentals, such as jacaranda and Tabebuia. Leaves are usually pinnate, occasionally palmate or simple. The…


Apocynaceae – Calotropis

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Apocynaceae Formerly Asclepiadaceae Milkweed subfamily This subgroup within the family Apocynaceae includes approxi- mately 240 genera of herbs, shrubs, and climbers, which are widely dis- tributed in tropical and temperate regions. leaves are simple, entire, often reduced, and opposite or whorled. This group lacks the char-acteristic salverform or funnel-shaped corolla of the traditional Apocynaceae genera.…


APOCYNACEAE- Tabernaemontana

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APOCYNACEAE Oleander family Apocynaceae includes approxi-mately 355 genera of herbs, shrubs, trees, and climbers distributed wordwide, with greatest diversity  in the tropics. Characteristics in-clude a milky latex sap and complex flowers. Recent cevisions include the genera traditionally segregated in to Asclepiadaceae in this family. For the convenience of readers more familiar with this arrange –…


APOCYNACEAE-ADENIUM

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APOCYNACEAE Oleander family Apocynaceae includes approxi-mately 355 genera of herbs, shrubs, trees, and climbers distributed wordwide, with greatest diversity  in the tropics. Characteristics in-clude a milky latex sap and complex flowers. Recent cevisions include the genera traditionally segregated in to Asclepiadaceae in this family. For the convenience of readers more familiar with this arrange –…


ALISMATACEAE- Sagittaria

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ALISMATACEAE Water plantain family Alismataceae uncludes approxi – mately 16 genera of aquatic herbs, which are widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions.  This family was assumed to be primitive because of thu numerous stamens, but current thought is that the group is more highly evolved. The plants have tuberous roots or rhi-zomes and a…


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