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Description

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing. Stipules 0 or consisting of spines (Harrisonia). Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, lacking gland-dots; the rhachis sometimes winged. Inflorescence a panicle. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Sepals 4-5, partly fused. Petals 4-5. Stamens 8-10 (in ours). Disk annular. Ovary superior, 4-5-locular, each loculus with 1(-2) ovule. Fruit (in ours) a 4-5-lobed depressed-spherical berry.  
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

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Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 329
Specimens with Sequences: 329
Specimens with Barcodes: 288
Species: 69
Species With Barcodes: 67
Public Records: 218
Public Species: 62
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Simaroubaceae

The Simaroubaceae are a small, mostly tropical, family in the order Sapindales. In recent decades, it has been subject to much taxonomic debate, with several small families being split off. A molecular phylogeny of the family was published in 2007, greatly clarifying relationships within the family.[2] Together with chemical characteristics such as the occurrence of petroselinic acid in Picrasma[3] in contrast to other members of the family such as Ailanthus[4] this indicates the existence of a subgroup in the family with Picrasma, Holacantha, and Castela.

The best-known species is the temperate Chinese tree-of-heaven Ailanthus altissima, which has become a cosmopolitan urban weed tree.

Well-known genera in the family include the tropical Quassia and Simarouba.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Family: Simaroubaceae DC., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  2. ^ Clayton, Joshua W.; Edwino S. Fernando; Pamela S. Soltis; Douglas E. Soltis (2007). "Molecular phylogeny of the tree-of-heaven family (Simaroubaceae) based on chloroplast and nuclear markers". International Journal of Plant Sciences 168 (9): 1325–1339. doi:10.1086/521796. 
  3. ^ Tsujimoto, M. and Koyanagi, H. (1933) Bull. Chem. Soc. Japan 8, 161
  4. ^ T. Stuhlfauth, H. Fock, H. Huber, K. Klug: The distribution of fatty acids including petroselinic and tariric acids in the fruit and seed oils of the Pittosporaceae, Araliaceae, Umbelliferae, Simarubaceae and Rutaceae. In: Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 13, 1985, S. 447–453, doi:10.1016/0305-1978(85)90091-2.
  5. ^ "GRIN Genera of Simaroubaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  6. ^ "GRIN genera sometimes placed in Simaroubaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
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