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A family of dicotyledonous herbaceous plants in the order Gentianales distinguished by lacking stipules and having parietal placentation.



a family of dicotyledonous plants.

Gentianaceae are primarily herbs with opposite (sometimes verticillate) entire leaves. The flowers, most commonly gathered into clusters, are usually large and brightly colored, bisexual, regular, and tetramerous or pentamerous (or, rarely, with six to 12 members); the gynoecium is dimerous with a superior ovary. There are more than 70 genera (about 1,000 species), growing mostly in temperate and subtropical regions (especially in mountainous areas). Nine genera (more than 125 species) are found in the USSR; of these the most important are Gentiana and Erythraea. Almost all members of the family contain bitter glycosides. Some Gentianaceae are used in medicine and in floriculture.


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Morphological and ultrastructural diversity of orbicules in Gentianaceae.
2008 Commelinaceae Tradescantia virginiana Tiwari & Gunning, 1986c (b) Fabaceae Acacia conferta Kenrick & Knox, 1979 Acacia iteaphylla " Acacia subalata " Fagaceae Qnercus robur Rowley & Gabarayeva, 2004 Gentianaceae Canscora decussate (b) Vinckier & Smets, 2003 Gentiana acaulis Lombardo & Carraro, 1976 Swertia perennis (b) Vinckier & Smets, 2003 Lauraceae Persea palustris (b) Furness & Rudall, 2001a Malvaceae A but i Ion pic turn Strittmatter et al.
Such cases were reported from Ericaceae (personal observation), Polemoniaceae (Grant & Grant, 1965; Mabberley, 2000), Gentianaceae (Thiv & Kadereit, 2002a), Rubiaceae (Robbrecht, 1988), Boraginaceae (Taroda & Gibbs, 1986), Convolvulaceae (Wagner, 1989; Deroin, 1996), and Solanaceae (Robyns, 1930; Hunziker, 2001).
Contort petals are common in Gentianaceae and Apocynaceae (Endress, 1999; Endress & Bruyns, 2000) and also occur in some Loganiaceae and Rubiaceae (Schoute, 1935; Robbrecht, 1988).
Non Blume), family Gentianaceae is a glabrous or procumbent perennial herb found throughout India, especially in coastal regions.
Chemotaxonomic implications of these compounds in the family Gentianaceae have also been discussed briefly.
Key words: Centaurium erythraea, Gentianaceae, sweroside, swertiamarin, antibacterial activity, brine shrimp toxicity, DPPH assay
However, compounds 1 and 2 have been isolated from various other species of the genera Gentiana and Swertia from the family Gentianaceae (Dictionary of Natural Products, 1999; ISI database, 2002).
Gentianaceae [45], Geraniaceae [32], Grossulariaceae [89],
Fabaceae [216], Gentianaceae [45], Myrsinaceae [103],
Ericaceae [140], Fabaceae [216], Gentianaceae [45],
ventricosa [121] Trachelospermum jasminoides [108, 115] Gentianaceae Centaurium erythraea Raf.