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Trees, shrubs or woody climbers, sometimes spiny. Stipules present or 0. Leaves simple, alternate, subopposite or opposite, sometimes fasciculate on short shoots, typically glabrous and coriaceous. Flowers bisexual, polygamous or unisexual, actinomorphic, in axillary and/or terminal cymes, panicles or thyrses, sometimes with accessory branches, sometimes fasciculate or solitary. Sepals and petals (3-)4-5(-6). Disk usually present. Ovary 2-5-locular, or 1-locular by abortion. Fruit a loculicidal capsule or composed of mericarps or baccate or drupaceous or dry and indehiscent. Seeds may be arillate or winged.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:1629
Specimens with Sequences:2452
Specimens with Barcodes:1944
Species:449
Species With Barcodes:436
Public Records:1019
Public Species:358
Public BINs:0
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Celastraceae

Inflorescence of Gymnosporia senegalensis

Celastraceae (the staff vine or bittersweet family; syn. Canotiaceae, Chingithamnaceae, Euonymaceae, Goupiaceae, Lophopyxidaceae, and Siphonodontaceae in Cronquist system), is a family of about 90–100 genera and 1,300 species of vines, shrubs and small trees, belonging to the order Celastrales. The great majority of the genera are tropical, with only Celastrus (the staff vines), Euonymus (the spindles) and Maytenus widespread in temperate climates.

There are about 100 genera. Common names for some of them are as follows.

A complete list of the genera is given below.

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Stackhousiaceae

Stackhousiaceae R.Br. is an obsolete family of plants, now merged into the Celastraceae family. When accepted, it comprised the following genera:


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Hippocrateaceae

Fruit of Salacia lehmbachii, formerly placed in Hippocrateaceae

Hippocrateaceae Juss. previously consisted of about 150 tropical and subtropical species of shrubs and lianes, and is now included in the Celastraceae family. Formerly it comprised the following genera:


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