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Plant Family

Magnoliaceae

Magnoliaceae is the Magnolia Family of Plants. It is from the order of Magnoliales. It is mostly comprised of shrubs and trees. It has two subfamilies, Magnolloideae, and Liriodendroidae. There are 6 genera and about 250 species in this family. This is the most primitive angiosperm family. Members of the Magnoliaceae have simple leaves. The leaves are spiral, pinnate-netted, and stipulate. They have an elongated floral axis. The flowers have ...

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Primulaceae

Primulaceae is the Primrose Family of plants. It is a family of herbaceous plants. They are perennials or annuals. It is part of the order of Ericales. The members usually don’t have woody stems. They have simple leaves that are generally attached to the stem by petioles and no stipules. They are mostly alternate sometimes opposite or whorled. They usually form a rosette. They are usually toothed. Primulaceae members have ...

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Polypodiaceae

Polypodiaceae is the family of ferns. It is from the order of Polypodiales. Polypodiaceae includes about 65 genera and about 1,650 species. The members are widely distributed around the world. They are usually found in wet environments such as rainforests. The plants from this family usually share characteristics like spore-producing structures or sporangia or the banks of thick-walled cells or annulus. The stems could be erect or trailing. The petioles ...

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Solanaceae

Solanaceae is the Potato Family or the Nightshades Family of plants. It includes about 115 genera and about 2,678 species. Solanaceae is from the order of Solanales. Members are annual and perennial herbs, shrubs, trees, vines, and lianas. Solanaceae family includes not only ornamental plants but there are spices, foods, and agricultural crops. Many are toxic. Some of the better-known family members are eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco, and bell peppers. ...

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Rubiaceae

Rubiaceae is also known as the Madder Family, Bedstraw Family of Coffee Family of plants. It is from the order of Gentianales. It includes trees, shrubs, herbs, and lianas. The Rubiaceae family has about 617 genera and about 13,548 species. It is diversely distributed however most of the members are concentrated in tropics and sub-tropics. Some of the better-known members include Coffee, Cinchona which quinine is derived from, and Gardenia ...

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Geraniaceae

Geraniaceae or the Geranium Family of plants is from the order of Geraniales. This family includes the genus Geranium, Geranium’s called Pelargoniums. Geraniaceae family members are generally herbs or subshrubs. It consists of 7 plant genera and 841 species. Geraniaceae family members have lobed or divided leaves. They are sometimes opposite or alternate and have stipules. The flowers are symmetrical. They are hermaphroditic or sometimes zygomorphic. They have free petals ...

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Caprifoliaceae

Caprifoliaceae or the Honeysuckle Family is from the order of Dipsacales. It includes about 53 genera and 857 species. It is best known for its vines and shrubs. But it includes trees and herbs as well. Most species are from North America and Eastern Asia. The plants in this family are mostly ornamental. Most Caprifoliaceae family members have opposite leaves. The flowers are bilaterally symmetric. They have capitate stigma and ...

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Acanthaceae

Acanthaceae or the Acanthus Family of plants is from the order of Lamiales. There are about 242 genera and about 3,947 species in the Acanthaceae family. The members of this family are from tropical and subtropical habitats. They are mostly from Central America, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Africa. Most members are herbs or shrubs but there are a few vines and trees. Some well-known members include the Shrimp Plant, Clockvine. ...

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Convolvulaceae

Convolvulaceae is also known as the Morning Glory Family. It is from the order of Solanales. This family includes about 67 genera and and and about 1,296 species. The members of Convolvulaceae are mostly herbaceous vines, but there include trees and shrubs. Probably one of the better-known members is the sweet potato which has a starchy root, and it is consumed all over the world. And of course, Morning Glory ...

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Araceae

Araceae or the Arum Family is a family of monocotyledonous plants. It is from the order of Arismatales. Members of this family are also known as Aroids. This family has about 117 genera and 3,368 species. They are mostly from the tropics and northern temperate regions. Araceae inflorescence usually appears on a spadix which is surrounded by a single leaf-like bract. This bract is called a spathe. Due to this, ...

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