Malpighiaceae


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Malpighiaceae

[mal‚pig·ē′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Polygalales distinguished by having three carpels, several fertile stamens, five petals that are commonly fringed or toothed, and indehiscent fruit.
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The floral anatomy and pollination biology of three species of Bahamian Malpighiaceae, p.
In Malpighiaceae monosymmetry is especially present in the perianth as an adaptation to oil collection by oil bees (Vogel, 1974; Wurdack & Davis, 2009; Davis & Anderson, 2010; Zhang et al.
Both Oncidium sensu lato and Cyrtopodium orchids appear to mimic oil-reward species belonging to the Malpighiaceae (Pemberton, 2008; Pemberton & Liu, 2008a; Pansarin et al.
Malpighiaceae This tropical family includes some genera with drupes, but many with winged fruits, usually schizocarpic.
Laurasian migration explains Gondwanan disjunctions: evidence from Malpighiaceae.
abortive floral buds Malpighiaceae Stigmaphyllon foliar sagraeanum A.
Polypodium, and megathermal angiosperms of the Arecaceae, Malpighiaceae,
Centris nitida is a polylectic, oil-collecting bee observed to visit flowers of 28 species in 10 plant families, including 8 oil reward flower species in the Malpighiaceae, and 10 species of buzz pollinated flowers in the Fabaceae and Solanaceae in Florida.
Centris errans was observed to visit 3 oil reward flower species belonging to the Malpighiaceae, 2 of which were introduced ornamentals, whereas 1 is native to southern Florida (Table 2).