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Daily Archives: January 7, 2021


Hypericaceae or the St. John’s Wort Family of plants is from the order of Malpighiales. There are 9 genera and about 700 species in this family. Most of the plants are tropical except for one or two. They are annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Hypericaceae members have leaves that are simple and entire, and opposite. The leaves are sometimes spotted. Hypericaceae inflorescence is usually clusters of branched flat-top flowers. Each flower ...

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Apocynaceae is also known as the Dogbane Family or the Milkweed Family. It is from the order of Gentianales. It is a family that has 400 genera and about 4,555 species. Members include shrubs, trees, herbs, succulents, vines, and other flowering plants. They are mostly perennials, sometimes annual. Members are mostly from tropical regions. They usually contain white latex, sometimes clear. Leaves are simple, opposite, or whorled. Apocynaceae members have ...

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