Berberidopsis

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Berberidopsis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberidopsis/). Accessed 2020-01-18.

Family

  • Flacourtiaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Berberidopsis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberidopsis/). Accessed 2020-01-18.

A monotypic genus which owes its name to the character of the flower, in which the numerous perianth segments, as in Berberis, are not differentiated into distinct whorls of sepals and petals. In fact, the two genera are in no way related. Berberidopsis, at one time placed in the family Bixaceae, is now considered to belong to the Flacourtiaceae, together with Azara, Idesia, Carrierea, Poliothyrsis, Xylosma, and a few tropical and subtropical genera.

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