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William J. Stone

Perennial, tree, generally dioecious
Leaves simple, alternate, generally pinnate
Inflorescence: axillary spike, raceme, or cluster
Staminate flower: sepals 3–9; petals 6–8 or 0; stamens < 25
Pistillate or bisexual flower: sepals 3–8; petals 0; stamens ± functional; ovary inferior, chamber 1, placentas 3, parietal, styles 3
Fruit: capsule, opening at top between styles
Seeds many, minute
Genera in family: 3 genera, 4 species: Asia, w North America.
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