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Celastrus Linnaeus. Subfamily: Celastroideae. Bittersweet.

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A genus of about 30 species, lianas, primarily in e. Asia, Malaysia, Oceania, Madagascar, and Central and South America. The one species native to e. North America is related to e. Asian species. The grammatical gender of the genus has been conserved as masculine (Brummitt 2005).

Ref: Brummitt (2005); Duncan (1969); Leicht-Young et al. (2007); Ma & Levin (2016a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016); Simmons In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Simmons, Lombardi, & Biral (2023). Show full citations.

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