Verbenaceae is the Verbena Family or Vervain Family of plants. It is from the order of Lamiales. Members are mostly tropical plants. They include shrubs, trees, and herbs. It includes about 34 genera and about 1,035 species. Other synonyms associated with Verbenaceae are Durantaceae and Petreaceae. Probably the best-known member is Verbena or Vervain. Others include the Lemon Verbena or the Glory Bower.
Verbenaceae members usually have whorled or opposite leaves. The leaves are usually undivided, simple, with no stipules. The flowers usually grow in clusters, spikes, or racemes. They usually have lobed cuts. They are usually bisexual and zygomorphic. The fruit is usually a nutlet or a drupe. Verbenaceae family members usually have 5 united petals and 5 united sepals. They also have about 4 stamens. The ovary is usually superior.
Genera in the Verbenaceae family includes:
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