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Aceraceae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Plantae.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Aceraceae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Argentacer

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Bolboschoenus

Herbs, perennial, cespitose or not, rhizomatous. Culms solitary or not, cormose at base [except eastern Asian Bolboschoenus planiculmis (F. Schmidt) T. V. Egerova], sharply trigonous. Leaves basal and cauline; sheaths tubular; ligules absent; blades flat or V-shaped in cross section, prominently keeled on abaxial surface, distally trigonous. Inflorescences terminal, subumbellate, subcorymbose, or capitate; spikelets to 80, mostly 4-10 mm diam.; involucral bracts surpassing inflorescence 1-5, spreading or proximal erect, leaflike. Spikelets: scales 25 or more, spirally arranged, each subtending flower, abaxially puberulent, often glabrescent, tip notched and awned. Flowers bisexual; perianth of 3-6 bristles, straight or curved, shorter to slightly longer than achene, retrorsely spinulose; stamens 3; styles linear, 2-3-fid, base persistent. Achenes biconvex to trigonous, 2.3-5.5 mm, smooth.[1] [more]

Dipteronia

Dipteronia is a genus of two living and one extinct species, regarded in the soapberry family Sapindaceae sensu lato after Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG I 1998, APG II 2003) and more recently (Harrington et al. 2005) )or traditionally by several authors in Aceraceae, related to the maples. [more]

Negundo

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Rufacer

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Rulac

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Saccharodendron

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Sacchrosphendamnus

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More info about the Genus Sacchrosphendamnus may be found here.

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Footnotes

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  1. S. Galen Smith "Bolboschoenus". in Flora of North America Vol. 23 Page 7, 37, 38. Oxford University Press. Online at EFloras.org.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 18:43:38