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Rhamnaceae

See list of 3 genera in this family
  • 1a. Leaf blades with 3 prominent veins from the base [Fig. 823]; petals with an evident claw; fruit a dry, capsule-like drupe; inflorescence a terminal umbel composed of numerous flowers
  • 1b. Leaf blades pinnately veined; petals absent or present and with a short claw; fruit a fleshy drupe; inflorescence axillary, either a solitary flower or a few-flowered umbel
    • 2a. Leaf blades with entire margins; winter buds naked; style undivided; flowers bisexual
    • 2b. Leaf blades with toothed margins; winter buds covered by scales; style divided for part of its length; flowers functionally unisexual

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