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Rosaceae

Rosaceae or the Rose Family includes 91 genera and about 4828 species. Some of the well-known members include Prunus, Cotoneaster, Alchemilla, Sorbus, Rubus, Rose, Meadowsweet, Firethorn. The Rosaceae family members are usually herbs, shrubs, or trees. Some are evergreens but most are deciduous.

They are diverse but the majority are from the northern hemisphere and none from Antractica. Rosaceae family also has many edible fruits such as almonds, pears, apples, raspberries, apricots, quinces, peaches, and strawberries.

Rosaceae member plant leaves are generally arranged spirally and sometimes opposite. They are either simple or pinnately compound. Usually, they have serrate edges and paired stipules. Rosaceae flowers are radially symmetrical and have five sepals and petals and spirally arranged stamens. They are hermaphroditic. Fruits are follicles, capsules, nuts, drupes, or achenes. Many fruits are edible and consumed. But the seeds contain Amygdalin which releases cyanide.

Rosaceae subfamilies include:
Amygdaloideae
Maloideae
Rosoideae
Spiraeoideae

Some familiar plants in each subfamily include almond, apricot, cherry, peach, and plum in Amygdaloideae. Apple, hawthorn, loquat, quince, and pear in Maloideae. Avens, blackberry, boysenberry, raspberry, strawberry in Rosoideae. Goatsbeard and Spirea in Spiraeoideae.

The Rosaceae genera include: (A to K)

Acaena
Acomastylis
Adenorachis
Adenostoma
Agrimonia
Alchemilla
Amelanchier
Amelasorbus
Amelasorbus
Ametron
Amygdalopersica
Amygdalopsis
Amygdalus
Ancistrum
Anthomeles
Aphanes
Aremonia
Argentina
Aria
Ariosorbus
Armeniaca
Armenoprunus
Aronia
Aruncus
Atomostigma
Aucuparia
Azarolus
Basilima
Batidaea
Batidea
Bencomia
Bollwilleria
Bossekia
Brachycaulos
Brayera
Callionia
Caryophyllata
Cerapadus
Cerasolouiseania
Cerasolouiseania
Cerasus
Cercocarpus
Chaenomeles
Chamaebatia
Chamaebatiaria
Chamaemeles
Chamaemespilus
Chamaerhodos
Chionice
Chloromeles
Cliffortia
Coleogyne
Coluria
Comarella
Comarum
Cormus
Cotoneaster
Cowania
Crataegomespilus
Crataegosorbus
Crataegus
Crataemespilus
Cusso
Cycnia
Cydolus
Cydonia
Cylactis
Cylastis
Dalibarda
Dasiphora
Dendriopoterium
Dichotomanthes
Docynia
Docyniopsis
Dodecadia
Dryadanthe
Dryas
Drymocallis
Duchesnea
Eleiosina
Eleutherocarpum
Emplectocladus
Epicostorus
Eriobotrya
Eriogynia
Eriolithis
Eriolobus
Erythrocoma
Exochorda
Fallugia
Filipendula
Fragaria
Geum
Geversia
Gillenia
Hagenia
Hagidryas
Hahnia
Hesperhodos
Hesperomeles
Heteromeles
Holodiscus
Horkelia
Horkeliella
Hultenia
Hulthemia
Hulthemosa
Hypargyrium
Ivesia
Juzepczukia
Kageneckia
Kelseya
Kerria

Aronia melanocarpa
Aronia melanocarpa
Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'
Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’
Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbotswood'
Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’

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