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See list of 2 genera in this family
  • 1a. Leaves alternate; perianth 5-merous; fruit an orange or orange-yellow capsule; some of the flowers unisexual; plants lianas by means of twining stems with terete branchlets
  • 1b. Leaves opposite [Fig. 582]; perianth 4-merous; fruit a pink or purple capsule; flowers bisexual; plants upright shrubs (liana usually by means of aerial roots in 1 species) often with quadrangular or 4-winged branchlets

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