Degeneriaceae

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Degeneriaceae

[‚dē·jen·ə‚rī′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Magnoliales characterized by laminar stamens; a solitary, pluriovulate, unsealed carpel; and ruminate endosperm.
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For example, there are three or four whorled leafy cotyledons in Degeneria (Swamy, 1949), and three or four massive storage cotyledons in Idiospermum (Wilson, 1979), primitive members of the Magnoliales and Laurales, respectively.