Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Rhamnaceae A.L. de Jussieu. Buckthorn Family.

Key to Rhamnaceae

A family of about 50-52 genera and 900-950 species, mostly trees, shrubs, and lianas, cosmopolitan in distribution but concentrated in tropical and subtropical areas. The tribal classification used in the key is that of Richardson et al. (2000b).

Ref: Brizicky (1964a); Medan & Schirarend In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Nesom (2016b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016); Richardson et al. (2000a); Richardson et al. (2000b). Show full citations.

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