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Shrub [ herb, tree, vine], often ill-smelling, poisonous.
Stem: erect, flexible, branched, generally with raised, woody leaf scars; bark fibrous, tear-resistant, often green and/or ± white, at least in patches, especially when young.
Leaf: simple, alternate [ opposite, ± whorled], pinnately veined, entire, petioled; stipules ± 0.
Inflorescence: axillary cluster [ umbel, spike, raceme, or flowers 1].
Flower: bisexual [not], 4-parted; hypanthium tubular or funnel- to bell-shaped, corolla-like; calyx lobes overlapped or not, or ± 0; petals small, alternate sepals; stamens [2,4]8[many]; disk generally present; ovary superior [1/2-inferior], 1-loculed, 1-ovuled, style 1, stigma dot-like.
Fruit: berry [ capsule].
± 50 genera, 750 species: worldwide, especially Australia, tropical Africa; some cultivated (Daphne, Edgeworthia), weedy (Thymelaea). [Van der Bank et al. 2002 Taxon 51:329–339] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Van der Bank, M., Fay, M. F., & Chase, M. W. 2002. Molecular phylogenetics of Thymelaeaceae with particular reference to African and Australian genera. Taxon 51: 329–339]
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