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Buxaceae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Plantae.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Buxaceae is a member of the Order Buxales. Here is the complete "parentage" of Buxaceae:

The Family Buxaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Buxus

Buxus is a genus of about 70 species in the family Buxaceae. Common names include box (majority of English-speaking countries) or boxwood (North America). [more]

Crantzia

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Didymeles

Didymeles is a genus of flowering plants. It is variously treated in the family Buxaceae, or as the only genus of the family Didymelaceae. The genus is native to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands and consists of two species of evergreen trees: [more]

Lepidopelma

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Macropodandra

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Notobuxus

Buxaceae is a small of four or five genera and about 90-120 species of flowering plants. They are shrubs and small trees, with a cosmopolitan distribution. A fifth genus sometimes accepted in the past (Notobuxus), has been shown by genetic studies to be included within Buxus (Balthazar et al., 2000). [more]

Pachysandra

Pachysandra () is a genus of four or five species of evergreen groundcovers or subshrubs, belonging to the Boxwood Family, Buxaceae. The species are native to eastern Asia and southeast North America, some reaching a height of 20-45 cm, with only weakly woody stems. The leaves are alternate, leathery, with an entire to coarsely toothed margin, and range from 5-10 cm long. The name is derived from Pachys (thick) + andros (male) which is a reference to the thick stamens, the male portion of the flower. [more]

Sarcococca

Sarcococca, Sweet box, or Christmas box is a genus of 16-20 species of flowering plants in the family Buxaceae, native to eastern and southeastern Asia and the Himalaya. They are slow-growing evergreen shrubs 1-2 m tall. The leaves are borne alternately, 3-12 cm long and 1-4 cm broad. They bear fragrant flowers, often in winter. The fruit is a red or black drupe containing 1-3 seeds. Some species are cultivated for ground cover in shady areas. [more]

Styloceras

Styloceras is a genus of in family Buxaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Tricera

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At least 26 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Tricera.

More info about the Genus Tricera may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 05:18:01