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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 1: 255. 1824. (Jan 1824) (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: Y. Nasir
Contributor Institution: Stewart Herbarium, Gordon College, Rawalpindi.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A family of about 90 genera and over a 1,000 species in the tropical and the sub-tropical regions. Only 3 genera and 5 species have been reported from West Pakistan. All of there are small or medium sized trees. The family includes Bixaceae and Samydaceae of the Hooker’s Flora of British India.


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Trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate. Inflorescence mixed cymose or racemose. Flowers solitary, axillary, often in clusters, unisexual or bisexual. Peduncle often jointed. Petals present or lacking. Stamens numerous, sometimes with staminodes; anthers dehiscing by slits. Ovary unilocular or multilocular with Parietal Placentae. Fruit a berry or a drupe. Seeds 1 to many, usually with aril.

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1 Flowers unisexual, plants dioecious. Staminodes absent (2)
+ Flowers bisexual. Staminodes present Casearia
2 (1) Styles 2 or more. Ovary 2 or more locular. Leaves pubescent, oval to ovate Flacourtia
+ Style I. Ovary unilocular. Leaves glabrous, lanceolate Xylosma
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