Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Celastraceae R. Brown. Bittersweet Family.

Key to Celastraceae

A family of about 100 genera and 1400 species, trees, shrubs, lianas, perennial and annual herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, especially in the tropics and subtropics.

Ref: Brizicky (1964a); Ma, Ball, & Levin (2016) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016); Simmons In Kubitzki et al. (2004). Show full citations.

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