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Elaeocarpaceae, family Elaeocarpaceae, elaeocarpus family(noun)
genus of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warm regions some yielding useful timber; in some classifications included in the family Santalaceae
Elaeaocarpaceae is a family of flowering plants. The family approximately contains 605 species of trees and shrubs in 12 genera. The largest genera are Elaeocarpus, with about 350 species, and Sloanea, with about 150. The species of Elaeocarpaceae are mostly tropical and subtropical, with a few temperate-zone species. Most species are evergreen. They are found in Madagascar, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, and Chile. The plants are hermaphrodite or dioecious and bear flowers clustered in inflorescences. A phylogeny of the family, based on DNA sequences was published in 2006. Alkaloids Katavic 2005
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A plant family of the order Malvales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida.
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