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4c2. Rosaceae Jussieu (subfam. Amygdaloideae) tribe Neillieae Maximowicz, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 6: 164, 216. 1879.

Luc Brouillet

Shrubs; unarmed. Leaves alternate, simple; stipules persistent or caducous, free; venation palmate. Flowers: perianth and androecium perigynous; epicalyx bractlets absent; hypanthium cup-shaped to campanulate; torus absent; carpels 1–5, basally connate (distinct when single), free, styles terminal, distinct; ovules 2–5[–10], marginal, ˂pendulous˃, biseriate or clustered. Fruits solitary or aggregated follicles; styles persistent, not elongate.

Genera 2, species 21 (2 genera, 7 species in the flora): North America, n Mexico, Asia; introduced in Europe.

The base chromosome number for Neillieae is x = 9. Cyanogenic glycosides are absent in Physocarpus; there are no data on Neillia.

1 Inflorescences corymb- or umbel-like racemes; carpels 1–5; fruits usually aggregated follicles.   32 Physocarpus, p. xxx
+ Inflorescences racemes or panicles to corymbs; carpel 1; fruits solitary follicles.   33 Neillia, p. xxx

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