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A family mostly of trees and shrubs, with some woody climbers, in which the leaves are pinnate. The flowers are functionally unisexual, but with both sexes variously developed; they are tetra- or pentamerous, with the sepals and petals free, the disc conspicuous, and the ovary superior. There are 145 genera, with 1325 species, occurring in the tropics and subtropics.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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