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A family of trees, shrubs, herbs, or woody climbers in which the leaves are entire and alternate and the flowers regular, with a single perianth of 4 or 5 usually separate segments, 4 to many stamens, and 1–16 carpels, free or united below. There are 18 genera, and about 65 species, confined to warm climates.

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