Hamamelidae


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Hamamelidae

[‚ha·mə′mel·ə‚dē]
(botany)
A small subclass of plants in the class Magnoliopsida having strongly reduced, often unisexual flowers with poorly developed or no perianth.
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A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the 'lower' Hamamelidae.
They occur in Hamamelidae as a whorl alternating with antesepalous stamens, suggesting their homology with petals and as "a transitional stage between apetalous and petalous flowers" (Grepet & Nixon, 1996: 37).
Fruit and seed dispersal and the evolution of the Hamamelidae.