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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1993), Degeneriaceae, Myristieaceae (Igersheim & Endress, 1997), Lauraceae (Endress, 1972), and Hernandiaceae (Endress & Lorence, 2004).
Evolution in isolation is responsible for the existence of plants so strange that a new family has had to be created to include them, such as Lactoris fernandeziana, the only member of the Lactoridaceae, which is endemic to the Juan Fernandez Islands, and Degeneria vitiensis, which is endemic to the Fiji Islands and is the only member of the Degeneriaceae.
Further contributions to the morphology of the Degeneriaceae.