Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Menispermaceae A.L. de Jussieu. Moonseed Family.

Key to Menispermaceae

A family of about 72 genera and 450 species, vines, shrubs, trees, and herbs, of tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate areas.

ID notes: The flowers are unisexual and plants dioecious.

Ref: Hoot et al. (2009); Kessler In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Lian et al. (2020); Rhodes (1997) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Wang et al. (2009). Show full citations.

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