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4c8. Rosaceae Jussieu (subfam. Amygdaloideae) tribe Gillenieae Maximowicz, Trudy Imp. S.-Pterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 6: 164, 222. 1879.

Luc Brouillet

Herbs, perennial; unarmed. Leaves alternate, pinnately compound (ternate); stipules persistent or deciduous, free; venation pinnate. Flowers: perianth and androecium perigynous; epicalyx bractlets absent; hypanthium tubular to campanulate; torus absent; carpels 5, basally connate (becoming distinct at maturity), adnate to hypanthium, styles terminal, distinct; ovules 2–4, basal, collateral (obturator present). Fruits aggregated follicles; styles tardily deciduous, elongate.

Genus 1, species 2 (2 in the flora): North America.

The base chromosome number for Gillenieae is x = 9. Gillenia is host to Gymnosporangium and Phragmidium rusts.

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