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Published In: The Gardeners Dictionary...Abridged...fourth edition vol. 1. 1754. (28 Jan 1754) (Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4)) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A genus of 35 species, distributed in the N. temperate regions, S.E. Asia and the Andes in S. America. Represented here by 1 species only.


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Trees or shrubs. Male flowers in catkins, bracteate; bracts 3-flowered; bracteoles 3-5, united. Tepals 4. Stamens 4. Female flowers in erect conoid spikes; bracts 2-flowered; bracteoles 2-4, small, united to form a 5-lobed persistent fruiting scale. Perianth absent. Fruit a nut, in the axil of the woody bracts.
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