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Shrub [tree]; dioecious [monoecious]. Stem: generally branched. Leaf: simple [palmate-compound], alternate, opposite, or whorled in 3s; entire or toothed; stipules 0 [present]. Inflorescence: generally axillary [subterminal, terminal]. Staminate flower: ± radial; sepals 4–10, free [fused], overlapped; petals 0; nectary disk present ; stamens 5–10, filaments free [fused]. Pistillate flower: ± radial; sepals 4–13, free; petals 0; nectary disk present ; ovary superior, compound, placentas axile, ovules generally 2 per chamber, styles free [fused]. Fruit: capsule. Seed: 1–2 per chamber, scar generally appendaged [not].
24 genera, 80 species: tropics, especially southern hemisphere. Incl in (non-monophyletic) Euphorbiaceae in TJM (1993). —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Previous taxon: Phytolacca icosandra
Next taxon: Tetracoccus
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Sep 2 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Picrodendraceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=93791, accessed on Sep 2 2014
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