Berberidopsidaceae A.L. Takhtajan, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 70:1691 (1985)
  • K. Kubitzki
Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 9)


Scandent shrubs with sympodial branching and collateral axillary buds. Leaves spiral, simple, sub-3-5-pli-nerved, entire to coarsely dentate, estipulate, petioles pulvinate or not. Flowers in racemes or solitary, hypogynous, hermaphrodite (always?); pedicels with prophylls; petals well-developed, either distinct from sepals, or outer sepaloid tepals grading into inner petaloid ones; disk extra-staminal, persistent in fruit, or 0; stamens either in a single whorl of 6–13, or numerous and densely packed on torus; anthers (sub) basifixed, dehiscing longitudinally latero-introrse; ovary 1-locular, placentas parietal, 3 or 5, ovules epitropous, 2 or more per placenta. Fruit berry-like, indehiscent, with persistent style; seeds with fleshy or leathery exotesta, with chalazal arilloid (only Streptothamnus); endosperm copious, oily-proteinaceous; embryo minute.


Pollen Morphology Wood Anatomy Core Eudicot Coastal Cordillera Vegetative Anatomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kubitzki
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  1. 1.Biozentrum Klein-Flottbek und Botanischer GartenUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

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