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Gelsemiaceae

Gelsemiaceae (G. Don) Struwe & V. Albert in Struwe, Albert, and Bremer, Cladistics 10: 206 (1994 [1995]).
  • L. StruweEmail author
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Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 15)

Abstract

A pantropical family of three genera (Gelsemium, Mostuea, and Pteleocarpa) and 13 species, distributed in northern Central America, southern North America, northeastern South America, tropical Africa, Madagascar, and southeastern and eastern Asia. The plants in this family are shrubs or semishrubs, straggling to twining vines, or tall trees, with opposite (rarely verticillate) or alternate (Pteleocarpa) leaves. This treatment includes detailed information on morphology, anatomy, reproductive system, classification and phylogenetic relationships, and ethnobotanical reports. A key to the genera is provided, and each genus is described.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural ResourcesRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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