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A family of trees and shrubs, closely related to Staphyleaceae, in which the leaves are opposite and simple or compound with stipules. Flowers are small, and tetra- or pentamerous. The fruit is usually a capsule. There are 24 genera, with about 340 species, centred in the temperate southern hemisphere, and extending to the tropics.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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