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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 8 | Iteaceae

1. Itea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 199. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 92. 1754.

Sweetspire [Greek itea, willow, alluding to willowlike leaves] Sweetspire [Greek itea, willow, alluding to willowlike leaves]

Shrubs without bristles and spines. Leaves: stipules minute, subulate; blade elliptic or obovate, surfaces glabrous or glabrate abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinnately veined. Inflorescences: bracts subtending pedicels caducous. Flowers: hypanthium cup-shaped; sepals green; petals white; styles connate and grooved at anthesis, distinct in fruit. Capsules 2-locular, longitudinally 2-grooved. x = 11.

Species 29 (1 in the flora): c, e United States, e Asia, Africa.

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