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4c3. Rosaceae Jussieu (subfam. Amygdaloideae) tribe Amygdaleae de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 2: 529. 1825.

Luc Brouillet

Shrubs or trees; sometimes armed. Leaves alternate, simple; stipules deciduous, free; venation pinnate. Flowers: perianth and androecium perigynous; epicalyx bractlets absent; hypanthium cup-shaped, obconic, campanulate, or tubular; torus absent; carpel 1, distinct, free, style terminal, distinct; ovules 2 (1 abortive), apical, collateral (obturator present). Fruits drupes; styles deciduous, not elongate.

Genus 1, species 200+ (44 in the flora): North America, Mexico, Central America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Australia; widely introduced.

The base chromosome number for Amygdaleae is x = 8.

Lower Taxon


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