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.…


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