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Trees or shrubs, deciduous. Branches sympodial. Stipules absent. Leaves spirally arranged, simple, petiolate; leaf blade pinnately veined. Inflorescences appearing before leaves, composed of 6--12 clustered flowers borne in axils of bracts at base of a leafy shoot. Flowers bisexual. Perianth absent. Stamens 6--19, in one series. Carpels 8--31, free, in one series, stipitate, with 1--3 ovules attached below ventral suture. Fruit stalked, composed of several stipitate samaras. Endosperm copious, oily; embryo small.

One genus and two species: E Asia; one species in China.[1]


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The Family Eupteleaceae is a member of the Order Ranunculales. Here is the complete "parentage" of Eupteleaceae:

The Family Eupteleaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:


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Euptelea is a genus of two species of flowering plants. The genus is found from Assam east through China to Japan, and consists of small trees or shrubs: [more]

At least 7 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Euptelea.

More info about the Genus Euptelea may be found here.


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  1. Dezhi Fu & Peter K. Endress "Eupteleaceae". in Flora of China Vol. 6 Page 123. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at


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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 05:31:59