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A family of shrubs comprising 1 genus (Coriaria), with 5 species of plants that have imbricate sepals, persistent, internally keeled petals to the regular flowers, and 5–10 free carpels which form a fruit of several cocci (see coccus) enclosed in the enlarged petal bases. The range covers Eurasia, New Zealand, and Central and S. America.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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