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Gelsemiaceae (order Gentianales)

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Gelsemiaceae is a flowering plant family in the order Gentianales.  It was described in 1994, when two genera from the Loganiaceae were moved into their own, new family, the Gelsemiaceae (Struwe et al., 1994). It is closely related to Apocynaceae and is characterized by having yellow-white corollas, heterostylous flowers, no latex or stipules, superior ovaries, and no latex in the plants.

 

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Gelsemium (images)

Southeast Asia, southern North America, Central America  
 

Mostuea

tropical South America, Africa, Madagascar  

 Lena Struwe, 2003

 

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