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PHYTOLACCACEAE

POKEWEED FAMILY

William J. Stone

Perennial, shrub, tree
Leaves alternate, entire; stipule 0
Inflorescence: raceme or panicle
Flowers bi- or unisexual, radial; calyx generally deeply 4–5-lobed, persistent; petals generally 0; stamens 4–many, free or fused at base, anthers opening by longitudinal slits; pistils 1 and compound or free and simple, ovary generally superior, ovules 1 per pistil or chamber, styles same number as pistils or chambers (or 0), stigmas linear or thread-like
Fruit: berry; chambers generally many
Genera in family: ± 17 genera, 100 species: North America, South America.
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